Bernard Center Co-sponsors Rally for Education Reform
From The Hartford Courant:
At an education rally Wednesday on the steps of the state Capitol, Michelle Rhee, founder of an activist education reform group, said she had two “cornerstones” when she served as chancellor of schools in Washington, D.C.
“I was going to send my own two kids to the school district I was running,” she said. “I was going to make every decision for the children of the district in the same way that I make decisions for my own two kids.”
“You would think that would not incite so much controversy” but it did, Rhee told the crowd of about 75, mostly parents, who clearly warmed to her message. Rhee’s organization, StudentsFirst, co-sponsored Wednesday’s rally with the Connecticut Parents Union and the Maryland-based Bernard Center for Women, Politics and Public Policy.