USC Price School of Public Policy

Former D.C. Schools Chancellor Addresses Education Reform

May 19, 2011

May 18, 2011

Education has been driven by special-interest groups with no one advocating for the children, said Michelle Rhee, former D.C. schools chancellor and founder of StudentsFirst, at a recent Distinguished Speaker Series event by the USC Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy. “She shared the lessons she’s learned in the trenches and had some insights about what’s possible,” said James M. Ferris, director of the center and professor at the USC School of Policy, Planning and Development.