Michelle Rhee , the public schools chancellor of the District of Columbia who drew attacks from unions for firing more than 200 teachers, mostly over student performance, has resigned, effective at the end of the month.
Michelle Rhee , the former District of Columbia schools chancellor, is starting a nonprofit advocacy group of parents, pupils and teachers to work with politicians to improve education in districts across the U.S.
When Barack Obama ran for president in 2008, he pledged to “fix” the No Child Left Behind federal education law and to promote rigorous standards, merit pay and policies that made it easier to remove low-performing teachers.
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