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The chancellor of the public schools here in Washington DC announced her resignation today.
Michelle -- becomes a casualty of DC politics.
But as correspondent Shannon Bream reports -- departure also says a lot about the national education reform movement.
Best way to keep the reforms going.
As for this reformer to step aside.
Today controversial DC public schools chancellor Michelle Rhee announced she will be stepping down.
Just weeks after the man who gave her unprecedented authority to shake up the school system three years ago DC mayor Adrian -- Lost his primary battle to Vincent Gray -- candidate backed by the local teacher's union.
I'm honored and humbled to have the opportunity to serve the very deserving young people of the city.
The thought of not being in this role anymore it is heartbreaking.
To put it mildly three has repeatedly angered the union by closing down schools firing teachers even her own daughters principal.
-- whenever you have a union that is protecting.
Schools that are stay at -- at the expense of kids and parents.
You're going to have a fight.
And that's quite extends far beyond Washington DC don't remember this exchange between New Jersey governor Chris Christie in a member of the teacher's union there are compensating me for my education -- not compensating me for my experience.
That's what you know what -- you don't have to do it and then there's this new documentary from Academy Award winning director Davis Guggenheim.
In waiting for Superman he portrays a broken public school system often hampered by union leadership.
It's just one more piece of education reform puzzle taking shape across the country it's.
What we're seeing now is just the beginning.
Fights and challenges that more and more governors and legislators and quite frankly superintendents are going to -- And it's clear even though Greece sparked friction and her -- she also brought about major changes and to gain some respect.
-- Randi Weingarten president of the American Federation of Teachers -- set of free quotes.
Despite our differences there is no questioning her commitment to the goal of improving education in Washington DC.
The debris said she's gonna take a break try to spend some time with her fiance and Sacramento.
And sources tell Fox News she's destined for a major role in private sector efforts to improve education nationwide.
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