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Education Reform Advocate, Michelle Rhee Says "We Have Gone Completely Soft" at Sacramento Speakers Series Talk
Date:2/2/2013

Sacramento, Calif. (PRWEB) February 02, 2013

The Sacramento Speakers Series presented education reform advocate and StudentsFirst founder and CEO, Michelle Rhee at the Community Center Theater on Tuesday, January 29th as part of this year’s lineup. The six-part lecture series showcases contemporary insights from some of today’s most influential figures. Interestingly on January 8th, speaker Thomas Friedman commented on the fact that America has lost its competitive disposition. Michelle Rhee seems to agree as she stated “we have gone completely soft” in her Sacramento appearance at the Community Center Theater, located in downtown Sacramento.

Michelle Rhee began her lecture with some light dialogue about husband and mayor of Sacramento, Kevin Johnson, but then went right into her thoughts on America’s public school systems. Rhee makes known that the current generation of children will be the first in history not to be better educated than their parents. She continues to emphasize that “there is no greater issue than what to do with our public school system.” Rhee also spoke of her time as Chancellor of Washington, D.C. public schools as recalling the dilemma, “How do you go about fixing a system where almost everything needs fixing?”

Rhee provided some of her strategy to transform our education system into being more effective. First and foremost, she states that “we have to begin to honor and respect the teachers for the incredible jobs that they do.” Children are taught in schools from a variety of areas, whether it be inner city or rural, but the teachers need to be able to engage the minds of their students and effectively educate them regardless of geographic location. Children can receive “wildl
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