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Korean-American Washington school chief quits

Korean-American Washington school chief quits

The Korean-American who heads Washington's public school system says she is resigning.
Michelle Rhee made the announcement at a news conference Wednesday. She says the thought of not being chancellor anymore is "heartbreaking."
Rhee took over one of the worst urban school systems in the U.S. in 2007 with a mandate from Mayor Adrian Fenty to improve them. Since then, she has arguably improved test scores but also angered many with teacher layoffs, firings and a brusque style.
Rhee's departure is not surprising since she campaigned for Fenty, who lost his re-election bid in September.


Updated : 2021-10-26 05:17 GMT+08:00