Michelle Rhee launches StudentsFirst movement
| Dec 07, 2010
Michelle Rhee, former Chancellor of Washington, DC Public Schools has announced the launch of StudentsFirst, a national movement to defend the interests of children in public education and pursue transformative reform at both the local and national level. Rhee will serve as the organization’s CEO.
StudentsFirst seeks to promote education reform through four guiding principles:
- Great teachers make a tremendous difference for students of every background; all children deserve outstanding teachers.
- Attending a great school should be a matter of fact, not luck; every family should be able to choose an excellent school.
- Public dollars belong where they make the biggest difference--on effective instructional programs; we must fight ineffective practices and bureaucracy.
- Parent and family involvement is crucial to increased student achievement, but the entire community must also be engaged in the effort to improve schools.
For more information about StudentsFirst, please visit: the movement's website.