There's lots of news about Michelle Rhee, former DCPS superintendent and current head of StudentsFirst. Staffing changes, a new documentary, a new report card for states (IL gets a "C"), and a new book coming out next month.StudentsFirst and a handful of top staffers have parted ways -- including former DNC spokesperson Hari Sevugan (who's departure I broke via Twitter) Rhee has hired a new president to run StudentsFirst. He's a Republican. Huffington Post story here.
Tomorrow night on PBS there's a "new" documentary about Rhee that critics hope will further muddy up Rhee but based on the preview I saw last week is mostly made up of material you've already seen on the NewsHour and if anything humanizes Rhee rather than tears her down.
Last but not least, today there's a new report out from Rhee and her mentor, NYC's Joel Klein, in which Illinois gets a C and 12 other states get Fs. The New York Times writes it all up here. The two explain their view of things here: States' education laws aren't making the grade.
As I wrote earlier this morning at This Week, "What will be most interesting to watch in the next 48 hours isn't who criticizes Rhee but rather who if anyone shows up to support her. Rhee has stepped out far ahead of most other school reform advocates, including the Obama administration. She scares and has alienated several in the school reform club, who may stand by and watch rather than standing up for a rival who doesn't particularly respect them."