« Public School Reformers Share Private School Background | Main | Honoring Columbine Victims, 12 Years Later »

Canada and Rhee Make TIME 100

In news somewhat related to my previous blog post...

Both Harlem Childrens' Zone founder Geoffrey Canada and former D.C. schools chancellor Michelle Rhee made the 2011 TIME 100, a list of the year's most influential people.

It's interesting to note that Canada's profile was guest written by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Rhee's, on the other hand, was written by Davis Guggenheim, who directed the controversial documentary "Waiting for 'Superman'," which both Rhee and Canada starred in.

It seems Canada, at this point, is a less divisive character for Duncan to sing the praises of (especially considering the recent allegations about cheating in D.C.). Though I have to say, I've seen Canada speak before and he certainly draws a hard line between "us" (whom he sees as those working for change in the public schools) and "them" (the teachers' unions). But Duncan steers clear of that debate in his contribution, praising Canada for turning a pilot project that spanned one block into a program that "covers 100 city blocks and serves 8,000 kids, providing not just a good education but also early-childhood programs, after-school services and guidance to help parents."

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Login | Register
Ground Rules for Posting
We encourage lively debate, but please be respectful of others. Profanity and personal attacks are prohibited. By commenting, you are agreeing to abide by our user agreement.
All comments are public.

Follow This Blog


Most Viewed On Teacher



Recent Comments