Thursday, July 30, 2009

Quick fact about local education - Chancellor Michelle Rhee's approval rating

Fast News/Local Interest

Chancellor Michelle Rhee does not have the easiest role in this country. She took over one of the most broken school systems in this country. It's a position that she has assumed with vivacity, and I admire her for that. Moreover, her staff is committed to the mission of improving D.C.'s public schools.

In a recent survey, Rhee's approval rating is up. In fact, her approval rating is higher than Mayor Fenty's . (Perhaps to cynics that's not surprising). But there's an even more encouraging piece of evidence revealed: 74 percent of the D.C. locals who took the survey were in strong support of a federally-funding scholarship, called D.C. Opportunity Program.

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