The Education of Michelle Rhee

January 8, 2013

FRONTLINE examines the legacy of one of America’s most admired & reviled school reformers.

(53:40) FRONTLINE examines the legacy of one of America's most controversial school reformers.
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Join a live chat on “The Education of Michelle Rhee” with the film’s correspondent, John Merrow, and a panel of leading journalists and experts. You can leave a question now.

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