The New York Times provides an update on Michelle Rhee’s bold quest to improve the D.C. school system.  Rhee has brought a much needed reform mindset to the nation’s capital.  One of her top priorities has been to reform tenure for teachers, as tenure makes it very difficult to fire bad teachers:

“Tenure is the holy grail of teacher unions,” she said, “but has no educational value for kids; it only benefits adults. If we can put veteran teachers who have tenure in a position where they don’t have it, that would help us to radically increase our teacher quality. And maybe other districts would try it, too.”

More here.