Radical by Michelle Rhee
Fighting to Put Students First

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This is a great book. Rhee is a great visionary and an effective reformer.
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In Radical, Michelle Rhee, a fearless and pioneering advocate for education reform, draws on her own life story and delivers her plan for better American schools.

Rhee’s goal is to ensure that laws, leaders, and policies are making students—not adults—our top priority, and she outlines concrete steps that will put us on a dramatically different course. Informing her critique are her extraordinary experiences in education: her years of teaching in inner-city Baltimore; her turbulent tenure as chancellor of the Washington, DC public schools; and her current role as CEO of the education nonprofit StudentsFirst. Rhee draws on dozens of compelling examples from schools she’s worked in and studied, from students who’ve left behind unspeakable home lives and thrived in the classroom to teachers whose groundbreaking methods have produced unprecedented leaps in student achievement.

An incisive and intensely personal call-to-arms, Michelle Rhee’s Radical is required reading for anyone who seeks a guide to not only the improvement of our schools, but also a brighter future for America’s children.

 

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Michelle Rhee is the founder and CEO of StudentsFirst, a political advocacy organization for education reform. She served as chancellor of the Washington, D.C., public schools from 2007 to 2010. She is also the founder of The New Teacher Project and a former Teach for America corps member. She divides her time between California with her husband, Kevin Johnson, the mayor of Sacramento, and Nashville, Tennessee, with her daughters Starr and Olivia.
 
Published February 5, 2013 by Harper. 320 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by pfaulhaber on Apr 15 2013

This is a great book. Rhee is a great visionary and an effective reformer.

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Reviewed by Naomi Schaefer Riley on Feb 18 2013

"Radical" is, in part, an attempt to promote StudentsFirst and its mission: lobbying legislators for school reform, organizing parents and teachers, and helping right-minded politicians...get elected.

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