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Michelle Rhee, former chancellor of the Washington DC school system, has started an advocacy group. She describes the goals of StudentsFirstNY and whether it hopes to counter the influence of the teachers’ union. Then, Dr. Diane Ravitch, a former US assistant secretary of education and critic of Rhee’s style of reform, responds. Plus: historian Douglas Brinkley talks about his new book, Cronkite, and the life and times of “the most trusted man in America.” And the American author John Irving on how his agenda is reflected in his work.