Michelle Rhee, former Chancellor of Washington, DC public schools and education advocate, will deliver her lecture Putting Students First in Education Reform as part of the Hunter Lecture Series on September 20 at the Tivoli Theatre. This event is open to the public. Seating is limited. Free parking is available at the garage at 7th and Broad Streets.
Throughout her career, Rhee has been working to give children the skills and knowledge they will need to compete in a changing world. She is a fierce and sometimes controversial advocate for public education reform.
From her service as a Teach for America corps member to her leadership as Chancellor of the DC Public Schools, each chapter of Rhee ‘s story has convinced her: students of every background and ZIP code can achieve at high levels, and teachers are the most powerful driving force behind student achievement in our schools.
Rhee believes that, even in the toughest of circumstances, all teachers are called to turn the incredible potential that fills their classrooms daily into the achievements worthy of our children and country.
Rhee has a bachelor’s degree in government from Cornell University and a master’s in public policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.
For more information on Michelle Rhee, visit Students First.
The Benwood Foundation, UTC, the Ochs Center, and CreateHere co-sponsor this lecture series, named after the founder of the Benwood Foundation. The goal is to raise awareness of some of our most important public policy issues by bringing community opinion leaders, residents, students, and scholars together to hear from and engage in dialogue with national leaders.