06/07/2011 01:11 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Michelle Rhee: You've Got To Fight For Our Schools (VIDEO)

Controversial education reformer Michelle Rhee sat down with AOL to discuss the state of America's public schools and how her organization StudentsFirst is advocating for change.

Rhee says, "The children who are in school today will be the first generation of Americans who are less well educated than their parents were. This means that we are not going to be able to regain our position in the global marketplace and be competitive internationally until we fix our schools."

She encourages supporters to take action by writing letters to lawmakers and finding other ways to get involved on the organization's website.