D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee's future is a hot topic for everyone in the U.S. public school system, says The Washington Post.
Rhee sat down with the presumptive Mayor-elect, Vincent Gray, on Thursday to have what Gray called a "philosophical discussion." Gray recently beat out D.C.'s current mayor and Rhee champion, Adrian Fenty, in the capitol's democratic primaries.
About Fenti's loss, Rhee said,
"I would say that the biggest tragedy that could come from yesterday's election results is if the lesson people take from this is that we should pull back. That is not the lesson. That is not doing right by what Adrian Fenty has put into this effort for the last three and half years, that is not the right lesson for this reform movement. We cannot retreat now. If anything, what the reform community needs to take out of yesterday's election is now is the time to lean forward and be more aggressive and more adamant."
Though she's staying on as chancellor for now, the department of educations in Iowa and New Jersey are both looking for new leaders. The Post writes,
Others see her as secretary of education in a second Obama administration, if there is one.
Read more about Rhee's potential next step on The Washington Post.