The Washington Post is reporting that Washington D.C. School’s Chancellor Michelle Rhee will announce her resignation today.
Her departure will be effective October 31, the Post reports.
The story makes no mention of her future plans, rumors have abounded since last month that Rhee, whose reforms in D.C. made her a national name, would be a good fit to replace ousted New Jersey school’s chief Bret Schundler.
Like Gov. Chris Christie, Rhee favors merit pay and tenure reform and made no apologies for her battles with the teachers union that included hundreds of layoffs.
Rhee was also one of the reformers praised in the education documentary Waiting for Superman, a film Christie has raved about.