A Washington Post columnist examines the history of Barbara Sizemore's tenure in Washington DC and wonders whether the city's newest chief, Michelle Rhee (right), will do any better. (Rhee's Determination Will Be Tested).
Back in '73, Sizemore was the first African American woman to be named head of a major urban school system.
Rhee, a 37 year-old Korean-American woman, is one of the youngest, least experienced (in the traditional sense) person to be so named -- as well as the first TFA alum to supe a district.
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