Michelle Rhee on Chris Christie and Education Reform

December 2, 2010

Former Washington, DC Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee talks to Neil Cavuto about education and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s efforts to reform New Jersey’s schools and government.

Rhee makes the important point that over the past decades spending on education has increased enormously without yielding results and that reforming our schools is not about spending even more. Rhee has been successful in standing up to teacher unions in Washington, DC. She fired incompetent teachers and has delivered measurable improvements in DC’s public school system. The teacher unions managed to oust the DC mayor who appointed Rhee and she recently resigned from her post, but Michelle Rhee remains an important voice about education reform that works.

Michelle Rhee is featured in a recent documentary on the dismal state of many of America’s public schools: Waiting for Superman

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