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Michelle Rhee launches Web site, joins Facebook and Twitter


During the news conference announcing her resignation today, Michelle Rhee said she would "continue ... to serve the children of this nation."

"One of the things I've learned over the last three and a half years is that there is a tremendous amount of work to be done across the nation," she said. "Lots of communities that want to put these reforms forward."

She took the first step toward widening her gaze from D.C. to America at large about an hour ago, launching a Web site,, -- and accompanying Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Rhee's blog has a copy of her resignation statement and a short biography. It also invites readers to "Share Your Ideas for Education Reform." And if you sign up for her e-mail list, you can send your friends this message: "As you might have heard, Michelle Rhee, a true champion of education reform, just resigned as chancellor of D.C. Public Schools. If you, like me, can't wait to find out what she's going to do next, check out her new web site and add your name to her growing email list."

By Mike DeBonis  | October 13, 2010; 12:51 PM ET
Categories:  Michelle Rhee, The District  
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Well, we know what she's been doing for the past few weeks.

Perhaps she and Palin use the same social media consultant...

Posted by: hoos3014 | October 13, 2010 1:34 PM | Report abuse


(reference to post
by thooker65):

Read about the scam testing procedures,
described below ! ---

"My daughter participated in the D.C.
Saturday Scholar program for nearly two years.
After I found out that she was only 1 of a few students from each school that had above average skills in learning, (Talented and Gifted), were asked to participate in that program. She along with other students that processed that higher level of learning were in this class to take the test (the NAEP exam
a national assessment, deliberately administered to only a selected 'sample group' of DCPS students) --which was then manipulated to artificially bolster DCPS test score ratings, as a whole district.
So how does that make the school system
better (?!), if only this selected group of smarter kids bring up the school standings (via a clandestine process)?
After I found out what was going on, I removed my daughter from that program. I’m pretty sure that Michelle Rhee would like to take credit for the
better scores, but did anyone really look into that smoke screen of what was really going on,
I can only imagine -- and when I found out about the program I felt sick to my stomach.


Posted by: newmanagement2 | October 13, 2010 7:40 PM | Report abuse

Rhee will continue to serve herself.

Posted by: dccounselor72 | October 14, 2010 11:10 AM | Report abuse

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