The timing of Mark Zuckerberg’s mega-gift to the City of Newark is interestingly timed for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the opening Friday of the documentary Waiting for Superman, which strongly advocates charter schools as educational saviors and specifically makes a star of Washington, D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee. Rhee may indeed have a key role in the reform Mayor Cory Booker will seek to transact with Zuckerberg’s gift, and the mayor is a strong supporter of charters. So, here are two clips from this morning’s Meet the Press as they broadcast from New York City and the 2-day Education Nation Summit. Guests, along with Rhee, included Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers, Robert Bobb, Robert Emergency Financial Manager of the Detroit Public Schools, and Arne Duncan, US Secretary of Education. Waiting for Superman and Zuckerberg’s gift were part of the discussion.
Will Michelle Rhee be running Newark schools? Here she is on Meet the Press today
September 26, 2010Uncategorized