Michelle Rhee, the leader of the movement to privatize public schools and one of the “stars” of the propaganda film Waiting for Superman, will give the annual Olin Lecture at Bailey Hall at Cornell University on Friday, June 8.
Rhee founded Students First, which is spending millions of dollars to privatize education and is pushing testing and competition. Parents Across America recently gave Students First a failing report card. Here’s the link about all their reasons why.
Here’s a link to the $2 million the group spent in California recently. She has also worked actively to support anti-collective bargaining bills and union campaign spending caps in Florida, Ohio, Michigan and New Jersey; and her Super PAC spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to protect the most conservative political allies of Scott Walker in Wisconsin.
Now she wants to take New York. She has announced plans to spend $50 million in New York during the next five years to perform the political equivalent of a leveraged buyout of our schools, and that is just a start.
A group has formed to oppose her anti-teacher, anti-public education agenda in New York state. They will leaflet outside of Bailey Hall at Cornell starting about 2:15 p.m. Friday.
If you are in the area on June 8th, how about helping them spread the truth that Rheeform is NOT the solution!