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Michelle Rhee, coming to a theater near you

Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee, who has never wanted for attention from national magazines, television cameras or gossip columns, is ready for her closeup in the world of indie films.

The trade publication The Wrap reported Thursday that Paramount Vantage has acquired the rights to "Waiting for Superman," Davis Guggenheim's new documentary about the crisis in public education. Rhee will share the screen with Bill Gates; KIPP charter school founders David Levin and Mike Feinberg; Geoffrey Canada, president and CEO of the Harlem Children's Zone; and other edworld heavyweights.

Guggenheim won an Oscar in 2007 for "An Inconvenient Truth," which chronicled former Vice President Al Gore's attempts to sound the global alarm on climate change. The new documentary was the first sale made at the Sundance Film Festival, which began Thursday. It will have its world premiere at the festival Friday and will be in theaters this fall.

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By Bill Turque  |  January 21, 2010; 7:03 PM ET
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Will Michelle be repeating her lies:
The "Baltimore Miracle"
Shaw MS test scores went up.
Lying to the DC Council at 3:45pm about the NAEP Math scores
And this:
Here’s another recent example of Rhee’s character and what she’s willing to say with no evidence and no way of proving it without releasing personnel info:

In the 2/1/10 issue of FastCompany*, Rhee states that during the October RIF, "I got rid of teachers who had hit children, who had had sex with children….”


Posted by: edlharris | January 21, 2010 9:05 PM | Report abuse

There's someone with big money and lots of political pul who is promoting her. I wonder who it is and what this person has to benefit from.

Posted by: jlp19 | January 21, 2010 9:46 PM | Report abuse

Very well stated edlharris. One more thing: She knew that the budget signed by Wepmanand herself had false information which translates into anti-deficiency violations.

Posted by: candycane1 | January 21, 2010 10:28 PM | Report abuse

I hope an "Apollo" audience is waiting for her.

Posted by: candycane1 | January 22, 2010 8:34 AM | Report abuse

This is good news. We can expect the talented Guggenheim to uncover the real Rhee just as the Time photographer did.

Posted by: Linda/RetiredTeacher | January 22, 2010 11:59 AM | Report abuse


Why another storiy on Rhee? She is the Chancellor of Schools and the post has made her a personality.

Now she is defamming not only fired teachers but all teachers in the district.

There must be an awsome clause in the WP reporter's contract. Turque, Stewart, should be case studies in Journalism 101 on how to keep a job at a newspaper without practicing the principles of your craft.

A good story is what's really behind the WP /Fenty relationship. Oh yeah, and why.

The institution of the working press at the Post has gone to the dogs.

Sitting by the phone waiting for instructions for your next Rhee story?

What about earned accolade for verifiable acumen.

The mayor and rhee should be called out for making such statements. People without respect for the rule of law couldn't give a hoot. But one time the Post did.

5 Ws and the H. Remember?

Posted by: gordonbundy | January 22, 2010 9:02 PM | Report abuse

Does the film include her allegations about teachers having sex with students? Perhaps she had them confused with her fiance.

Posted by: southyrndiva | January 25, 2010 10:30 PM | Report abuse

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