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Why Teach For America Works - Michelle Rhee

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2009/07/05/Transforming_the_System_An_Interview_with_Michelle_Rhee Michelle Rhee, Chancellor of D.C. Public Schools, shares some prominent moments in Teach For America and how they have affected her reform ideals. She describes her personal experience discovering and participating in the program. ----- Transforming the System: An Interview with Michelle Rhee with Eli Broad. - Aspen Institute Michelle Rhee is chancellor of DC Public Schools, a district with 50,000 students and 144 schools. She is also the founder of The New Teacher Project, a nationally recognized leader in developing innovative solutions to the challenges of hiring new teachers. As president and CEO of TNTP, Rhee partnered with school districts, state education agencies, nonprofit organizations, and unions to transform the way difficult-to-staff schools recruit, select, and train highly qualified teachers. Her work resulted in widespread reform in Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Miami, New York, Oakland, and Philadelphia. Rhee's commitment to excellence in education began in a Baltimore classroom as a Teach-for-America teacher. Rhee currently serves on the advisory boards for the National Council on Teacher Quality, the National Center for Alternative Certification, and Project REACH of the University of Phoenix's School of Education.
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