Thursday, October 21, 2010

Michelle Rhee-turns?

Associated Press is reporting that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has offered the former District of Columbia's schools chancellor Michelle Rhee the job of New Jersey education commissioner.

Rhee brought monumental reform to an abysmally performing D.C. school district. Even the liberal Washington Post lauded her achievements. In retribution for her stellar performance, she was given the proverbial ax. (Apparently, she wasn't black enough or something.) I figured she would quickly land on her feet. There are still people who appreciate blatant talent when they see it.

My prediction is that she'll be secretary of education one day. I'd have mixed feelings about that. On the one hand it would be great to have someone serious in the position. On the other hand it would mean that the wretched Department of Education would still exist and Washington would still be meddling in education.

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