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The Resource The bee eater : Michelle Rhee takes on the nation's worst school district, Richard Whitmire

The bee eater : Michelle Rhee takes on the nation's worst school district, Richard Whitmire

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The bee eater : Michelle Rhee takes on the nation's worst school district
Title
The bee eater
Title remainder
Michelle Rhee takes on the nation's worst school district
Statement of responsibility
Richard Whitmire
Title variation
bee eater
Title variation remainder
Michelle Rhee takes on the nations worst school district
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The inside story of a maverick reformer with a take-no-prisoners management style Hailed by Oprah as a "warrior woman for our times," reviled by teachers unions as the enemy, Michelle Rhee, outgoing chancellor of Washington DC public schools, has become the controversial face of school reform. She has appeared on the cover of Time Magazine, and is currently featured as a hero in the documentary "Waiting for Superman." This is the story of her journey from good-girl daughter of Korean immigrants to tough-minded political game-changer. When Rhee first arrived in Washington, she found a school district that had been so broken for so long, that everyone had long since given up.? The book provides an inside view of the union battles, the school closings, and contentious community politics that have been the subject of intense public interest and debate? along with a rare look at Rhee's upbringing and life before DC. Rhee has been featured in the documentary "Waiting for Superman" Rhee's story points to a fresh way of addressing school improvement? Addresses fundamental problems in our current education system, and the politics of leadership The book includes an insert with photos from Rhee's personal and professional life, and an "exit" interview that sheds light on what she's learned and where the future might take her."--Provided by publisher
Summary
Presents the life and accomplishments of Michelle Rhee, from her education and first teaching job to her tenure as the public school chancellor of Washington D.C., during which she attempted a controversial reform of the school system.--Provided by publisher
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Tone
Biography type
individual biography
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391412
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DLC
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Whitmire, Richard
Dewey number
  • 371.20092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Rhee, Michelle
  • School administrators
  • Educators
  • Educational leadership
  • Public schools
  • Education
  • Educational change
  • School improvement programs
Target audience
adult
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Michelle Rhee takes on the nation's worst school district
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The bee eater : Michelle Rhee takes on the nation's worst school district, Richard Whitmire
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http://catalogimages.wiley.com/images/db/jimages/9780470905296.jpg
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
An (Asian) American life -- The transformation begins -- Going national -- Welcome to the nation's education superfund site -- Closing schools -- Randi and Michelle -- New hires, new fires -- Up from the foundations : the challenge of high school reform -- Rhee's critics find a winning storyline -- The mayor's race -- Lessons learned -- What's next?
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 270 p.
Isbn
9780470905296
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2010052162
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)669751162
Label
The bee eater : Michelle Rhee takes on the nation's worst school district, Richard Whitmire
Link
http://catalogimages.wiley.com/images/db/jimages/9780470905296.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
An (Asian) American life -- The transformation begins -- Going national -- Welcome to the nation's education superfund site -- Closing schools -- Randi and Michelle -- New hires, new fires -- Up from the foundations : the challenge of high school reform -- Rhee's critics find a winning storyline -- The mayor's race -- Lessons learned -- What's next?
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 270 p.
Isbn
9780470905296
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2010052162
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)669751162

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