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Michelle Rhee is on TIME

In NEWSPRINT, Politics on December 4, 2008 at 7:03 am

time-margaretrheeThis week’s TIME Magazine features Michelle Rhee, public schools chancellor of Washington D.C. Her unorthodox approach to school reform has earned her many opponents as well as supporters. The city’s legendary troubled public school system boasts a mere 24% graduation rate for some schools.  In her first year and a half on the job, she shut down 21 schools, removed 270 teachers and 36 principles in an attempt to transforming the failing system. Rhee vows that she will make D.C. the highest performing urban public school district in the nation. “The U.S. spends more per pupil on elementary and high school education than most developed nations…Young Americans today are less likely than their parents were to finish high school” READ MORE…

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