American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Rhee, Syngman 1875-1965. Korean politician who became president of South Korea in 1948. His dictatorial rule ended in 1960, when he was forced out of office and into exile.
“THE RHEE AGENDA -- Meanwhile, Rhee is all over the national media, rolling out her school reform policy agenda -- which, surprise, calls for "giving students government-funded vouchers to attend private schools, rating principals based on student achievement and getting rid of teacher tenure," according to a Wall Street Journal report.”
“RHEE ON THE HUSTINGS -- Turque reports that Rhee, billed as a "Nationally Renowned Progressive Education Reform Advocate," is set to appear at a Baltimore fundraising event for Maryland state Senate candidate and fellow Teach for America vet Bill Ferguson (D).”
“RHEE ON THE ROAD -- Speaking of Rhee: She shared some sage advice with Sacramento last week: 'When you are a superintendent and you want to do bold things that might not be popular, you have to have some political capital,' she said, according to the Sacramento Press.”
“RHEE ON "DISDAIN" -- More from Rhee on why she probably wouldn't be able to work for Gray, on Bill Turque's D.C. Schools Insider blog: "I don't think it's any secret -- the chairman certainly hasn't made any secret of the fact -- that he has a fair amount of disdain for the way we have conducted this reform effort to date.”
“WHAT RHEE MEANS -- At the Dropout Nation blog, Steve Peha takes a big-picture look at what Michelle Rhee means: "If we like hard-nosed, rough-knuckled, heroic reform, Rhee can do no wrong.”
“COLUMNISTS ON RHEE -- Colby King says it's "[t] ime for Rhee to go," citing her emergence on the campaign trail, which King says was racially divisive: "Last Saturday, she abandoned the role of a politically impartial school administrator.”
“GRAY AND RHEE KEEP DANCING -- Rhee was forced to walk back her assessment of Fenty's loss as "devastating" on Friday: "I was not criticizing D.C. Council Chairman Vincent Gray.”
“While my wife and I were taking our toddler grandson to see his favorite fountains in California, early returns from what I call the Rhee primary were pouring in.”
“The article regurgitates most of the main arguments of Davis Guggenheim's myopic and manipulative documentary, "Waiting for 'Superman'" (in which Rhee is featured prominently.)”
“In the long run, the fear left in Rhee's wake does not help students.”
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