Michelle Rhee, Superintendent of D.C. Public Schools, to Resign

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Rhee, one of the reformist heroes of the documentary film Waiting for Superman, is expected to announce her resignation today after three controversial years as superintendent of the public schools in Washington, D.C. According to the AP, her decision to fire many teachers and insist upon a new merit-based teaching contract was part of what caused Mayor Adrian Fenty — who appointed her — to lose his reelection bid. [AP]