Video: “Education Leaders Attempt Urban School Reform”


The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer covers the public school reform effort in D.C. (10/1/07)

Rhee: You don’t want me for this job. You are a politician. Your job is to keep the noise minimums to a level and to keep your constituents happy. I am a change agent. And change doesn’t come without significant push-back and opposition, which is absolutely counter to what you want. 

What would you risk just for the chance to turn this school district around, to truly transform it?

Fenty: Everything.