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Jon Stewart Puts Michelle Rhee in the Education Hotseat

Stewart tells reformer Rhee there's been "no real innovation in education since John Dewey." Ouch.

Controversial education reformer Michelle Rhee stopped by The Daily Show on Monday night to promote her new book, Radical and host Jon Stewart kicked things off by acknowledging that people "either love" Rhee or "they're mad" at her. But Stewart also proved he's a teacher's son during the three segments with Rhee when he referred to teaching as an art form, defended how hard educators work, called the standardized testing in schools "broken," and acknowledged the impact of poverty on children's ability to learn.

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Students Need More Than Michelle Rhee's Education Reforms

High school student and author Nikhil Goyal wants teachers to be paid well, given autonomy, and treated like professionals. Is that too much to ask?

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Why I Won't Be Watching the 'Frontline' Profile of Michelle Rhee

Michelle Rhee should offend anyone interested in true education reform


A bunch of my friends have posted the trailer for Frontline's documentary on Michelle Rhee, "The Education of Michelle Rhee," airing starting tonight on PBS, (check your local listings). Honestly, I'm not watching it. Most people get a benefit of a doubt, but Rhee's earned nothing but doubt from me.

Her videotaped firing of a principal when she was the chancellor of the Washington, D.C. public schools from 2007 to 2010 was only the first of many things I found out about her that would and should offend anyone interested in true education reform, not the corporatist thinking we currently have at work.

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Five Categories Jeopardy! Should Avoid During Its "Teachers Tournament"

The popular quiz show wants to honor teachers. To help them out, here are five sensitive subjects the question writers should avoid.

"I'll take 'Standardized Testing' for $500, Alex."

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Education Reformers Make the Grade in TIME's Annual List of Influential People

Michelle Rhee and Geoffrey Canada make this year's list of movers and shakers.

TIME's annual list of the most influential people in the world, the "TIME 100" is out, and two of the most famous education reformers in the nation—former Washington D.C. schools chancellor and founder of the advocacy group StudentsFirst, Michelle Rhee, and her "Waiting for 'Superman'" co-star, Harlem Children's Zone founder, Geoffrey Canada—made the cut.

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Extra Credit: Student Voices Against Education Cuts Won't Be Silenced

Student protests and more of what we're reading at GOOD Education HQ.

Watch 18-year-old Jazmine Williams, a senior Los Angeles' Hamilton High School, get the crowd fired up at last Friday's student protests against budget cuts in Los Angeles.

A new study (PDF) from the Public Policy Institute of California says holding struggling students back, instead of just advancing them a grade, can help them gain academic proficiency.

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