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Posted at 9:07 AM ET, 10/14/2010

Rhee looking for job closer to fiance

By Kyle Balluck

Michelle Rhee says she's looking for a job where she can have an impact but also be closer to her fiance.

Rhee stepped down Wednesday as the head of the D.C. public school system. On Thursday, she told George Stephanopoulos on ABC's “Good Morning America” that her passion is in K-12 education and that she's looking for a new job that would “take me closer to my fiance but also where I can have the most impact.”

Rhee is engaged to Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, a former NBA player.

--The Associated Press

By Kyle Balluck  | October 14, 2010; 9:07 AM ET
Categories:  Education  
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Comments

Ms. Rhee, can we help you with your search?

Posted by: linroy62 | October 14, 2010 9:31 AM | Report abuse

Is she blaming this on Fenty's loss?

Posted by: ElRosas | October 14, 2010 10:41 AM | Report abuse

Now that she has resigned, it's not our business, is it?

Posted by: jckdoors | October 14, 2010 11:02 AM | Report abuse

Michelle Rhee will make tons of money on speaking engagements against the US sponsered by the billionaire boys club and other "fake" reformers. She will continue to spread the message of fake reform across the country, and the American media will fall over her with praise.

Posted by: jlp19 | October 14, 2010 12:52 PM | Report abuse

She already has a job she will be the next inexperienced head of the US department of Education. If you thought no child left behind was bad just wait until this lady gets her foot in the door!!

Posted by: kendra2 | October 14, 2010 2:09 PM | Report abuse

With all of that "perceived" greatness, she should be picking and choosing, not looking.

Posted by: candycane1 | October 14, 2010 2:18 PM | Report abuse

Im glad she's out. Holloween is her day of departure.I wanted to call the police to "escort" her out in handcuffs if it was my call. Gray needs to get rid of all of Rhee's henchmen because they all think and act the same "Rheeform." I hope the media and the Americans eventually expose her as nothing but a zero trying to close public schools to promote private funding and charter schools. They have her in their pocket!

Posted by: frankiesimmons1 | October 14, 2010 2:27 PM | Report abuse

Hopefully the move to California will get her off the front page of the Post every single day.

Posted by: Mike40 | October 14, 2010 2:29 PM | Report abuse

Rhee, way to use 'Good Morning America' as a media 2010 way of a job search. I'm sure KJ will get you a job in Cali, as he's a myor and in the know. Nevermind that you've never once been a principal or assistant principal, a natural progression into education administration K-12. Fenty overlooked it. I'm sure someone else will also.

But I have the question of the day:
If Rhee was really looking for a job closer to KJ, why did she campaign for Fenty and not announce her departure in August? Or sooner?

Posted by: morrisday1 | October 14, 2010 2:31 PM | Report abuse

Get as far away from the DC government as you can, gf! They don't deserve you.

Posted by: TaxiDriver | October 14, 2010 3:50 PM | Report abuse

Like John McCain created Sarah Palin, thank you Mr. Fenty for the bogus Ms. Rhee. Talk shows, blogs, twitter, big money!

Posted by: wgYSMA95 | October 14, 2010 3:54 PM | Report abuse

What Ms. Rhee is NOT to educational reform she is a master of self-promotion. No matter how the mayoral election turned out, she was set. If Fenty won, she was guaranteed another four years of earning close to $300K per year for doing more public appearances, and firing a lot of people. When Grey won, she was able to bask in the limelight of "Waiting for Superman." pulling the wool over Oprah Winfrey's eyes and carefully crafting her exit to to garner the most PR opportunities possible.

I hope any other future employer's do their homework before making her an offer. Fenty did not. That is why someone with litte practical experience in teaching, NO administrative educational experience, NO leadership skills and little integrity lasted for 3 years and will leave a school system in even more chaotic shape than it already was. All of this with a huge severance born by DC taxpayers.

Posted by: Frustratededucator | October 14, 2010 6:31 PM | Report abuse

I thought the Washington Post said Rhee would be the next Secretary of Education. Head of the Atlanta system. Head of Detroit's. The hundreds of job offers. What's that now, Post? You made all that up, did you? Oh.

FACT: No school system in the United States has been reported to have expressed any serious interest in Ms. Rhee's services. It's highly unlikely that Rhee or her masking tape will walk into a big time school system ever again.

How do you spell, RHEE-lief.

Take the pledge, Post: no more EDITORIALS, ARTICLES, OPEDS, or BLOGS about the discredited Miss Rhee.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | October 14, 2010 7:44 PM | Report abuse

"I hope any other future employer's do their homework before making her an offer. Fenty did not. That is why someone with litte practical experience in teaching, NO administrative educational experience, NO leadership skills and little integrity lasted for 3 years and will leave a school system in even more chaotic shape than it already was. All of this with a huge severance born by DC taxpayers.

Posted by: Frustratededucator | October 14, 2010 6:31 PM"
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Funny that the Washington Post never reported that Rhee was not qualified for the Chancellor's post she held for four years. Not even close. In fact, some say Rhee cannot meet the minimum educational and experience requirements for a staff teacher's job in any school system in the country.

Once you got past Rhee's self promotion there was nothing there.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | October 14, 2010 7:51 PM | Report abuse

So she's going to the West Coast to be with Johnson. But you're also saying she's going NJ. LOL. Needless to say there is no sourcing for either rumor, there never was.
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Bert Gordon from "the Hustler" would probably say to Rhee: Don't be thinking about walking into a big time school systems again. Word's out on you, Rhee.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | October 14, 2010 8:07 PM | Report abuse

Well, we have a current president with no much prior experience either except for smooth talking.

Posted by: drkly | October 14, 2010 9:35 PM | Report abuse

And Palin's experience and weak resume? Kinda like Rhee's weak resume.

Posted by: morrisday1 | October 14, 2010 10:25 PM | Report abuse

How did she get this job in the first place? I live in California and LAUSD hired an admiral with no educational experience a few years back. He was completely clueless. People with zero experience working in education seem to be hired for only one reason. To destroy the teachers union. The whole point for the movie Waiting For Superman was to make us all believe that our education system would be fine if we fire the bottom 15% of the teachers and privatize our public schools. Do you know that we spend over 500 billion dollars a year funding K-12 schools in the US? The war in Iraq was fought with thousands of private mercenaries. Privatized war. Privatized education. Why not!
Unions Bad Privatized Education Good
They say the military has the best education system in the world.
Why don't we let the military take over all of our public schools?
They make the kids in Urban schools wear a uniform. Why not have them wear the cool military gear that the soldiers wear?
I'm kidding of course, but how far will the people of this country be willing to go?

Posted by: mrvlman1 | October 16, 2010 5:06 PM | Report abuse

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