Washington, DC: Rhee aims to build voucher programs

D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee is in the process of formulating a new blueprint for special education reform that includes an expansion of voucher programs.

And whether Miss Rhee stays or goes after the January 2011 mayoral inauguration, the next mayor will likely follow her lead.

The chancellor has three goals: Keep students in the D.C. public system, trim spending and remain in compliance with court orders. Regarding the last issue, the city is positioned to exit some aspects of a court degree on Oct. 1.

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