Ed Next Book Club: Richard Whitmire’s The Bee Eater



By Education Next 02/28/2011

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Perhaps the most polarizing person in American education today is Michelle Rhee, the hard-charging former chancellor of the District of Columbia public schools. She’s the subject of a new book by Richard Whitmire called The Bee Eater. In this podcast, Mike Petrilli talks with Richard about Michelle’s upbringing, the reforms she brought to Washington, her successes, and the racial politics that led to her downfall.

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  • Matthew K. Tabor says:

    Any way to subscribe to this series in iTunes?

  • There will be soon! Stay tuned for more information.

  • [...] not exactly sure what The Ed Next Book Club is – just that it’s by EducationNext. They’re promoting/discussing Richard Whitmire’s book “The Bee Eater”, which details Michelle Rhee’s experiences in public education and politics. Mike Petrilli [...]

  • alexander says:

    great intro music, mike and marci!

    my full review (and photoshop attempt) is here

    http://scholasticadministrator.typepad.com/thisweekineducation/2011/02/media-richard-whitmire-master-agitator.html

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