Blog: The Educated Reporter

Michelle Rhee’s got a new gig.

Michelle Rhee has created a new organization, which you can find here and which she describes in a Newsweek article here. Seems they will lobby and support candidates and … we’ll see. We continue to witness the genesis of a lot of collaborations and organizations devoted to education reform; it’s hard to discern what will distinguish them, and what they will actually do, but obviously what sets this one apart is the woman at its helm.

As for the name: Though at times it may be the case, it is a particularly irksome form of rhetoric to insist that people who oppose your policies must not be thinking of the needs of children. As a former copy editor, though, my bigger problem in this case is that the group itself can’t figure out what it is called. In its own materials and Rhee’s article, they refer to themselves as Students First, StudentsFirst and Studentsfirst.