By Richard Whitmire
The within tale of a maverick reformer with a take-no-prisoners administration style
Hailed by way of Oprah as a "warrior girl for our times," reviled by way of academics unions because the enemy, Michelle Rhee, outgoing chancellor of Washington DC public faculties, has develop into the debatable face of faculty reform. She has seemed at the conceal of Time journal, and is at the moment featured as a hero within the documentary "Waiting for Superman." this is often the tale of her trip from good-girl daughter of Korean immigrants to tough-minded political game-changer. whilst Rhee first arrived in Washington, she chanced on a college district that have been so damaged for therefore lengthy, that everybody had lengthy given that given up. The publication presents an within view of the union battles, the varsity closings, and contentious neighborhood politics which have been the topic of severe public curiosity and debate ? in addition to an extraordinary examine Rhee's upbringing and lifestyles prior to DC.
- Rhee has been featured within the documentary "Waiting for Superman"
- Rhee's tale issues to a clean means of addressing tuition improvement
- Addresses basic difficulties in our present schooling approach, and the politics of leadership
The ebook comprises an insert with photographs from Rhee's own lifestyles, and an "exit" interview that sheds gentle on what she's realized and the place the longer term could take her.