"Education should be about the students. Their needs should come before the demands of special interests and big bureaucracies. Students First will work on behalf of the children, not the adults."
-- Michelle Rhee
Former D.C. schools chief Michelle Rhee has launched a nonpartisan group that she says will advocate for reform of the sort that was applauded in the documentary Waiting for Superman. With an appearance on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and acolumn in Newsweek magazine, Rhee announced the creation of Students First, a 501(c)4 group that will value students above all else. Rhee estimates her revolution will require a billion dollars.