Education Reform
3:38 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

Michelle Rhee: A "Radical" On Education Reform

Michelle Rhee, author of "Radical: Fighting To Put Students First?"
Credit Flickr photo/The National Academy Of Sciences

Michelle Rhee says our education system is failing. The founder and CEO of StudentsFirst and former chancellor of Washington, DC, public schools says she would rigorously evaluate teachers, end tenure and boost pay for high-performing teachers while firing the least effective. Her critics say her reliance on test scores and support for school vouchers would destroy the public education system. Michelle Rhee joins us for a conversation about students, standardized tests, teachers unions, charter schools and her new book, "Radical: Fighting to Put Students First."

Also this hour: the US Supreme Court hears arguments this week in a case that pits Indiana soybean farmer Vernon Hugh Bowman against multinational agricultural biotech company Monsanto. Jon Entine of the Genetic Literacy Project joins us with a look at the case. Then, "Chef in the Hat" Thierry Rautureau joins us to make new recipes from leftovers you have on hand. Open up your fridge, look inside and tell us what ingredients you have at 206.543.5869 or weekday@kuow.org.

 

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