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Posted at 12:03 AM ET, 03/12/2011

Rheeform: How she fired teachers (with artistic license)

Here’s an artist’s rendering, so to speak, of how Michelle Rhee worked when she was chancellor of D.C. schools.

It’s one of those videos that may make you laugh and cry as it reminds you of how Rhee dealt with teachers when she ran the D.C. public school system for 3 1/2 years. (She resigned last October after her patron, Mayor Adrian Fenty, lost a Democratic primary.)

The video highlights a number of Rheeisms, including her penchant for saying that data is king and that collaboration among teachers is overrated. It also refers to the 2007 Time magazine cover in which she is shown holding a broom, a symbol of her take-no-prisoners style.


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