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Thursday, February 10, 2011 - 11:08am

The Former Head of Washington DC Schools Spoke to State Lawmakers Today About Her Plan to Reform Schools

Updated: 6 years ago.
Michelle Rhee speaks at state capitol. Photo courtesy of

Michelle Rhee talked about her support for vouchers for needy kids. She blamed a failed education system for low student performance.

"The dysfunctional public school system isn't this way by accident," she told a house education committee. " It has never been driven by the special interest of the children."

Rhee is also pushing for a strong federal department of Education and school accountability. Georgia lawmakers are looking to expand Georgia's voucher system currently available only for special needs public school students.