Former D.C. chief Michelle Rhee in Memphis

In case you haven't heard, Michelle Rhee, was in town speaking last night, at the Economic Club of Memphis. The controversial former superintendent of Washington, D.C., public schools, the founder of The New Teacher Project founder and current CEO of Students First, Rhee brought her often uncompromising vision of education policy to Memphis.

Here is our story on the appearance. WKNO-FM did a one-on-one interview with Rhee.

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