Thursday, October 14, 2010
Michelle Rhee was a media darling in her time at the head of the Washingtron DC schools. She was vocal, high profile and active. She also made enemies, and when the mayor lost re-election Rhee suddenly found herself with a new boss with whom she had battled before. The outcome was inevitable. Rhee is out of a job. That is one of the perils of being in the press too often. Had Rhee been lower profile, there is a chance she might have survived. On the other hand, Rhee won't lack for offers to take over other school disricts and turn them around.