Past Speaker - Max Rosenn Lecture Series in Law and Humanities
Founder and CEO of StudentsFirst
(former Chancellor Washington D.C. Public Schools)
Sunday, May 1, 2011 - 7:30 P.M.
Location: Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts
Cost: Free and Open to the Public -
Registration needed (click here) - Seating is on a first come-first served basis.
About the Speaker
She’s been featured in Newsweek and Time, interviewed on network news and had her work featured in the powerful documentary Waiting for Superman. Hear her compelling story about what’s wrong with education in America and what it will take to fix it. You’ll be glad you heard this incredibly powerful speaker as she makes the case for rethinking education by putting students first.
Michelle Rhee has been working for the last 18 years to give children the skills and knowledge they will need to compete in a changing world. From adding instructional time after school and visiting students' homes as a third grade teacher in Baltimore, to hosting hundreds of community meetings and creating a Youth Cabinet to bring students' voices into reforming the DC Public Schools, she has always been guided by one core principle: put students first.
Each chapter of Michelle's story has convinced her: students of every background and ZIP code can achieve at high levels, and for our schools to become what children deserve, every educator is called to believe this. 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. More>>