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August 5th, 2012
06:35 AM ET

Rhee on saving America's schools

Education administrator Michelle Rhee shares with Randi Kaye her solution to save America's failing schools.

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  1. MNova22

    This is absolutely great. The educational system in this nation is failing its youth. It explains completely, how the younger generations of our country has been lost to entertainment and effectively "dumbed down." Students needs to make extra strides for a greater learning, only to be thrust into mountains of debt with a bad economy that offers no jobs and no ways to pay it off. I truly believe the educational system is one of the first steps to solving a bigger problem.

    August 5, 2012 at 12:26 pm |
  2. K. Green

    I don't understand why the media continues to treat Michelle Rhee as if she is some kind of expert on educational reform when she evidently failed in her chance to reform schools in Washington DC as chancellor. And please don't say this had anything to do with unions because she fired as many people as she wanted to. Instead of improvements, Rhee created a toxic environment of fear, distrust and dishonesty which led to wide-spread cheating on the district's standardized exams. Even if you believe these facts to be untrue, one still cannot claim that her efforts led to significant (if any) improvement in student achievement. And by the way, great hack job on the Ravitch interview, Ms. Kaye. You didn't allow Ms. Ravitch to give her opinion of the "deform" movement taking place in American schools; yet you allowed Rhee to speak as freely as possible without the slightest bit of fact-checking. You should be ashamed to call yourself a journalist! You don't know a thing about educational reform and you apparently didn't bother to educate yourself before interviewing these individuals. Have a great day!

    August 18, 2012 at 3:35 pm |
  3. !Momzer

    When those who are under investigation, as M Rhee's tenurel in DC is 4 cheating scandal is, are given the stage and not confronted, while the honest long serving educator Diane Ravitch are investigated, any billionaire can claim we must privatize our public schools and sponsor CNN programs for the likes of Ms Rhee. Shame on you CNN Rani Kaye. Erase this comment too, as someone did to responses of Randi Kaye of Ravitch a few days ago.

    August 27, 2012 at 9:56 pm |

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