Chancellor Shakes D.C. Schools With Aggressive Reform

Michelle Rhee

hide captionMichelle Rhee is photographed in her office at the District of Columbia Public Schools building in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 9, 2008.

Argin Hutchins, NPR

Michelle Rhee is chancellor of public schools in Washington, D.C., where her efforts to reform the notoriously low performing schools in the nation's capitol have been marked with tough choices, including the firing of 36 principals.

Rhee discusses her philosophy of education reform and why she is undeterred by her toughest critics.

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