Students First will fight for better schools

Michelle Rhee, the former chancellor of the District of Columbia public schools system in Washington, D.C. who vociferously challenged the public school system, is now making waves through a newly-formed group, Students First.

Called “A movement to transform public education,” this grassroots movement is working to “ensure great teachers, access to great schools, and effective use of public dollars.”

The group is asking for educators, parents, students, community members – anyone with an interest in making our public schools the best they can be, to get involved.

In one of their first interviews, they feature Thomas Kane, Deputy Director of Education at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and a professor of education and economics at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, explaining the results from the recent study that finds a link between good teachers and good student test scores.

For more information on Students First, visit their website.

2 Responses to “Students First will fight for better schools”

  1. Larry Deel Says:

    I like this. More outside of the box thinking. Exactly what we need rather than the old “Just like we’ve always done it” mentality.

  2. andreabrady Says:

    I’ve been impressed with Michelle Rhee from the start. She’s not afraid to look at new approaches, and then push to implement them. I’m hoping she makes a huge impact with this group.

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