the hype over michelle rhee

By now, you've heard of Michelle Rhee. Since taking on the job of chancellor of D.C. schools, she's taken some sweeping, drastic measures to fix the District's troubled schools, making more than a few enemies but grabbing the attention of national media (the cover of TIME!) and becoming sort of a poster child for the national education reform movement.

But she definitely has her share of critics and skeptics. She's been a divisive figure since day one. Here's a recent op-ed piece in the Washington Post questioning the hype over Michelle Rhee, her potential to fulfill her promise to fix the school system, and what's at stake for public schools, both in D.C. and beyond: Beyond Publicity, What Is Rhee Producing?

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