I had the chance to peek at the first installments of the year-long series on DC’s Michelle Rhee and NOLA’s Paul Vallas the other day. What you get from seeing them in action as they start the school year is this visceral mix of expectations and hesitancy that surrounds their arrivals. What will be even more interesting to watch is how they look later this fall when we’ll catch up with them again and see whether they’re making progress. Produced by Learning Matters (ie, John Merrow), they are airing tomorrow and Friday nights on the PBS NewsHour, which is going to air follow-up reports on the pair throughout the year.
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