In just under two years, School Chancellor Michelle Rhee’s “take-no-prisoners” approach to school reform attracted much attention from the national press. John Merrow reports on whether her growing media prominence is hindering her pursuit of a revolutionary new teachers’ contract. Continue reading
After the Justice Department issued a report to investigate the dismissal of nine U.S. attorneys, Attorney General Michael Mukasey appointed a criminal prosecutor. NPR’s justice correspondent Ari Shapiro explains. Continue reading
Chancellor Michelle Rhee’s mission to reform D.C.’s troubled schools — by firing ineffective teachers and offering a new pay system for those who increase students’ results — has met resistance from the teachers’ union. Special correspondent John Merrow reports on the growing tension. Continue reading
As new coverage surfaces on the little-known vice presidential candidate, the NewsHour’s Judy Woodruff discusses her background, accomplishments and stance on critical issues with a delegate from Alaska.
- Harley Davidson was a success story in your “Rust Belt” series, but I understand that their workers were recently given unpaid leave. How do you reconcile this?
Question/Comment: You used Harley Davidson as a success story in your “Rust Belt” series, but I understand that their workers were recently given unpaid leave. How do you reconcile this? Paul Solman: Because the workers still have good-paying jobs. Unpaid … Continue reading
U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales admitted Tuesday that “mistakes were made” in the December firing of eight U.S. attorneys, but declined to resign over the controversy. Two senators discuss the day’s developments. Continue reading