Is Michelle Rhee: The Newsmagazine Cover going to spawn Michelle Rhee: The Book?
At least one top-drawer New York publisher thinks it's a good idea. Mitzi Angel, who heads Farrar Straus and Giroux's Faber and Faber imprint, apparently reached out to Rhee shortly after the chancellor's broom-wielding photo appeared on the cover of Time in early December.
Rhee's Dec. 3 schedule shows a 30-minute phone call with Angel, who did not return our telephoned query. Nor would Rhee comment directly. Her spokeswoman, Dena Iverson, e-mailed that the upshot of the conversation was thanks, but no thanks.
"While we are flattered by any interest from the publishing community in DCPS' involvement in education reform, our priorities remain focused on improving student achievement and we are not pursing any projects," Iverson wrote.