Michelle Rhee Discusses Future of D.C. Schools

The soon-to-be former chancellor shows how she would score progress on education reform made by the new mayor.


Michelle Rhee appeared this afternoon on MSNBC's "Andrea Mitchell Reports" to talk about the future of Washington, D.C.'s public school system now that she soon will not be steering the ship. Rhee discussed several goals she'd wanted to accomplish within the school system had she continued on with her job, such as tracking the progress of the roughly 750 teachers deemed "minimally effective" through the IMPACT performance assessment program and expanding standardized testing to more grade levels and in more subjects.

According to Rhee, keeping up with how the new mayor and his team are doing in meeting these goals is "a bellwether as to whether the reforms are going to proceed aggressively or not"—at least by the soon-to-be former chancellor's scorecard.