I'm very sad to see her leave. DC is losing a great reformer, who has done more than anyone else to improve the District's failing schools. Rhee is not only important for DC; since she is one of the most prominent education reformers in the country, I hope that her ouster doesn't demoralize the entire movement. Vince Gray hasn't taken office as our mayor yet (or even officially been elected), and already I don't like him for forcing Rhee out.
I hope that Rhee continues her work in education reform in some other capacity. Our nation needs more reformers like Michelle Rhee to reinvigorate our public schools. I wonder if Obama has considered giving her a job in the Department of Education. She and Arne Duncan would make a great team, and if he ever decides to step down as Secretary of Education, I think Rhee would be a great replacement.