Ebook ➩ The Bee Eater Author Richard Whitmire – Pccare247.us

The Bee Eater The Inside Story Of A Maverick Reformer With A Take No Prisoners Management Style Hailed By Oprah As A Warrior Woman For Our Times, Reviled By Teachers Unions As The Enemy, Michelle Rhee, Outgoing Chancellor Of Washington DC Public Schools, Has Become The Controversial Face Of School Reform She Has Appeared On The Cover Of Time Magazine, And Is Currently Featured As A Hero In The Documentary Waiting For Superman This Is The Story Of Her Journey From Good Girl Daughter Of Korean Immigrants To Tough Minded Political Game Changer When Rhee First Arrived In Washington, She Found A School District That Had Been So Broken For So Long, That Everyone Had Long Since Given Up The Book Provides An Inside View Of The Union Battles, The School Closings, And Contentious Community Politics That Have Been The Subject Of Intense Public Interest And Debate Along With A Rare Look At Rhee S Upbringing And Life Before DC.Rhee Has Been Featured In The Documentary Waiting For Superman Rhee S Story Points To A Fresh Way Of Addressing School Improvement Addresses Fundamental Problems In Our Current Education System, And The Politics Of Leadership The Book Includes An Insert With Photos From Rhee S Personal And Professional Life, And An Exit Interview That Sheds Light On What She S Learned And Where The Future Might Take Her.

Ebook ➩ The Bee Eater  Author Richard Whitmire – Pccare247.us
  • Hardcover
  • 270 pages
  • The Bee Eater
  • Richard Whitmire
  • English
  • 04 February 2018
  • 0470905298

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  1. says:

    This book is a giant, wet, sloppy tongue kiss of Michelle Rhee And not in a good way My jaw dropped three times just during the Preface and Acknowledgements First, Whitmire insists that race is NOT an issue in Washington, D.C schools, and in fact, it s actually RACIST to say it is, since Rhee is Korean I know huh Whitmire actually says later in the book that Rhee can t be racist since SOME OF HER BEST FRIENDS ARE AFRICAN AMERICANS Oy Second, Whitmire spends an entire paragraph just in This book is a giant, wet, sloppy tongue kiss of Michelle Rhee And not in a good way My jaw dropped three times just during the Preface and Acknowledgements First, Whitmire insists that race is NOT an issue in Washington, D.C schools, and in fact, it s actually RACIST to say it is, since Rhee is Korean I know huh Whitmire actually says later in the book that Rhee can t be racist since SOME OF HER BEST FRIENDS ARE AFRICAN AMERICANS Oy Second, Whitmire spends an entire paragraph just in the preface ...


  2. says:

    After seeing Waiting for Superman I had an interest in learningabout Michelle Rhee, the apparently ultra controversial educational reformer and superstar of DC It wasn t until I was at the Global Leadership Summit and saw her speak that I was compelled to buy this book After sitting and reading it in just the course of a couple of hours, I have mixed feelings However, I can t rate this book on Rhee, but rather on the quality of the text.Obviously the author shows an extreme bias towards After seeing Waiting for Superman I had an interest in learningabout Michelle Rhee, the apparently ultra controversial educational reformer and superstar of DC It wasn t until I was at the Global Leadership Summit and saw her speak that I was compelled to buy this book After sitting and reading it in just the course of a couple of hours, I have mixed feelings However, I can t rate this book on Rhee, but rather on the quality of the text.Obviously the author shows an extreme bias towards Rhee and her radical policies Even though he, in the preface, acknowledged that she...


  3. says:

    What Would You Be Willing To Do What would you be willing to do if things were so out of control that nobody dared do anything What a tragedy it is that this book was even made possible in the wealthiest country on the planet Having attended the second worst school district, Los Angeles 70 s , everything in this book hit home It is unbelievable that such low standards are maintained by the very people who claim to be fighting for the students, namely, the Teachers Union, Politicians, and the What Would You Be Willing To Do What would you be willing to do if things were so out of control that nobody dared do anything What a ...


  4. says:

    I read this book for a few reasons First, I m insanely curious about Rhee I actively seek out articles about her or interviews with her and followed her movement as DC schools chancellor closely Coming from a family of educators, I find her to be a fascinating public figure The second reason I wanted to read this book is that despite my interest in Rhee, I still didn t feel knowledgeable enough about her or her policies to make a judgment call on the work she did during her term as chancello I read this book for a few reasons First, I m insanely curious about Rhee I actively seek out articles about her or interviews with her and followed her movement as DC schools chancellor closely Coming from a family of educators, I find her to be a fascinating public figure The second reason I wanted to read this book is that despite my interest in Rhee, I still didn t feel knowledgeable enough about her or her policies to make a judgment call on the work she did during her term as chancellor.Here s the good about this book it s laid out wel...


  5. says:

    Interesting, scary and eye opening are some of the adjectives I would use to describe this book Written about the former chancellor of the DC schools, it makes one aware of the dire straights these schools were in before Michelle Rhee took over Ms Rhee went in there like gang busters and aggravated teachers, administrators, parents, and stirred up the racial political game Tough and determined to put the kids first, she ruffled many feathers in order to achieve what she wanted, that of better Interesting, scary and eye opening are some of the adjectives I would use to describe this book Written about the former chancellor of the DC schools, it makes one aware of the dire straights these schools were in before Michelle Rhee took over Ms Rhee went in there like gang busters and aggravated teachers, ad...


  6. says:

    It s evident that Whitmire is a Rhee supporter, perhaps even a fanatic However, he states his bias and attempts to illustrate her failures as well as her successes It was important for me to read something with that skew, as I am an avid Rhee hater After reading this, my hatred of her has not fanned, but I do understandher motivations be...


  7. says:

    It was difficult to rate this book because I initially felt that there were three elements I needed to assess 1 the information in the book2 the writing3 Michelle RheeThen I realized that how I feel about Rhee should have nothing to do with my rating of this book But I totally approved of what she did and wanted to do Her methods were sometimes not as polished as they could have been, but she was very sure of herself and what needed to be done just to make these schools marginal Going on It was difficult to rate this book because I initially felt that there were three elements I needed to assess 1 the information in the book2 the writing3 Michelle RheeThen I realized that how I feel about Rhee should have nothing to do with my rating of this book But I totally approved of what she did and wanted to do Her methods were sometimes not as polished as they could have been, but she was very sure of herself and what needed to be done just to make these schools marginal Going on to 2 the information in this book was astounding and shocking and depressing and, I fear, very very true and real There can be no doubt that if the DC schools had sunk so low, it was the fault of the administrators and teachers not the kids If I had the power Rhee was given, I would have been hard pressed to keeptha...


  8. says:

    Interesting read but it was extremely biased toward Whitmire s problematic IMO thesis Update In thinking about itobviously the point of writing a nonfiction book is to support your thesis I think what I meant was that I find his thesis problematic mostly the way it seemed he was arguing that somehow the African American parents in D.C were too uninformed to realize that Rhee was right all alongthat they didn t know what they wanted and that on numerous occasions he lapsed into a Interesting read but it was extremely biased toward Whitmire s problematic IMO thesis Update In thinking about itobviously the point of writing a nonfiction book is to support your thesis I think what I meant was that I find his thesis problematic mostly the way it seemed he was arguing that somehow the African American parents in D.C were too uninformed to realize that Rhee was right all alongthat they didn t know what they wanted and that on numerous occasions he lapsed into a writing styl...


  9. says:

    I was a fan of Michelle Rhee s from GO I thought of applying in her district I applaud the work she did there and found this book a very good read A good overview of what she tried to accomplish and I think a reasonable treatment of the positives and negatives of her tenure If you want a good view of what could be the most imp...


  10. says:

    It was interesting to dig into the Rhee experience in DC even though I closely followed the entirety of her tenure, I learned a good deal of new information The book left me with a lot of questions, and I don...

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