StudentsFirstNY founder Michelle Rhee sat down with WNYC's Brian Lehrer to discuss her goals for the new advocacy organization. According to WNYC, Rhee hopes to influence the politics surrounding education reform in New York.
Rhee told WNYC the following about the newly formed StudentsFirstNY:
"The primary focus of StudentsFirstNY is to make sure that all policies developed at both the state and local level are ones that are focused on the best interests of kids. For far too long in this city and in this state, the way that education policy has been developed is largely thinking about the interests of adults. The missing link in that is that there has not been an advocacy group yet that has been focused on kids."