The Answer Sheet: Michelle Rhee

Posted at 04:00 AM ET, 01/31/2012

Michelle Rhee’s empty claims about her D.C. schools record

Here’s a critique of Michelle Rhee’s claims about her success im improving D.C. public schools when she was chancellor of the system.

By Valerie Strauss  |  04:00 AM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matthew Di Carlo, Michelle Rhee

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/24/2011

The impact of Michelle Rhee’s ‘culture of urgency’

It is almost a universal tribute offered about Michelle Rhee’s 3 1/2 -year tenure of the Washington D.C. school district that she instillled a sense of urgency about the need to fix broken schools.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Michelle Rhee

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/28/2011

Debating Michelle Rhee

Here's a look at the two central questions posed by "The Bee Keeper," the new book about Michelle Rhee: Why do D.C. schools perform so much worse than many other big city school districts? Was Rhee’s the right approach to improving the schools?

By Valerie Strauss  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Guest Bloggers, Michelle Rhee, Richard Kahlenberg | Tags:  michelle rhee, richard whitmire, school reform, slate magazine, studentsfirst, teacher assessment, the bee eater

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 01/22/2011

What Rhee’s comments about her children say about her

Amid the national debate about "Tiger Mother" Amy Chua's parenting style, let's look at what Michelle Rhee recently said about her own children and what those comments reveal about Rhee and her views about education.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:57 PM ET, 01/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Michelle Rhee, Michelle Rhee | Tags:  amy chua, battle hymn of the tiger mother, chinese mother, education in finland, finland schools, grade retention, michelle rhee, parenting styles, rhee and soccer, soccer, social promotion, south korean schools, tiger moms, tiger mother

Posted at 09:49 PM ET, 01/20/2011

Rhee moving organization to Sacramento

Michelle Rhee is moving her new organization to Sacramento, where her fiance is the mayor.

By Valerie Strauss  |  09:49 PM ET, 01/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Michelle Rhee | Tags:  kevin johnson, mayor kevin johnson, michelle rhee, michelle rhee and students first, rhee and johnson, rhee moves to sacramento, rhee organization moves, sacramento, sacramento and rhee, students first