Michelle Rhee to Co-Host Teacher Town Halls in Three Cities
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StudentsFirst founder Michelle Rhee, whose stances on education and previous work as the District of Columbia schools' chancellor often put her at odds with teachers' unions, wants to engage in a more productive conversation with the very people who often oppose her.
In September, she plans to visit Birmingham, Ala., Los Angeles, and Philadelphia as part of a series of town halls to engage teachers in "real talk on education reform." She'll host alongside George Parker, the former president of the Washington (D.C.) Teachers' Union who is now a senior fellow with StudentsFirst, and Steve Perry, who runs Capital Preparatory Magnet School in Connecticut. View dates, times, and more details at teachertownhall.org.
According to a copy of the invitation, sent today to teachers' unions and their members in those three cities and obtained by Education Week, Rhee writes: "Teachers have the power to make a difference for every student, despite which neighborhood a kid lives in or
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