In his book The Bee Eater: Michelle Rhee Takes on the Nation’s Worst School District, Richard Whitmire recounts the personal and professional life of former Washington, D.C., school chancellor Michelle Rhee. The author examines Ms. Rhee’s three-year tenure as school chancellor and her efforts to reform the school system, which gained national recognition. Richard Whitmire and Michelle Rhee spoke at an event hosted by the national Education Writers Association in Washington, D.C. Topics included her relationship with the press. They responded to questions from members of the audience. Ms. Hendrie moderated.
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