Michelle Rhee, the former chancellor of D.C. public schools who grabbed national attention in the 2010 documentary "Waiting for 'Superman,'" thinks accountability is a bigger problem than funding when it comes to K-12 education. Nevertheless, she wants to raise $1 billion for her national advocacy group StudentsFirst.
Rhee's ultimate goal is nothing short of a thorough overall of the U.S. education system, according to a Reuters report. With 75 employees at StudentsFirst and and a strategy that involves blitzing TV and radio audiences with challenges to the status quo, Rhee hopes to change the way teachers are evaluated and make it easier for schools to fire senior faculty members.
That approach has put Rhee at odds with teachers unions, but it has also attracted bipartisan support among her allies
Check out the Reuters piece to see where at least $2 million of StudentsFirst's spending has gone thus far.