Attention Mayor Villaraigosa and LAUSD Board: Michelle Rhee is available.
If the name is not familiar in LA, check out the documentary "Waiting for Superman." Michelle Rhee is one of those profiled.
The controversial head of DC's public schools is leaving the job at the end of the month. Her biggest fan, Mayor Adrian Fenty, got voted out of office. The presumptive Mayor Vincent Gray is not a Rhee fan. She had the gaul to fire teachers - many of whom make up the DC middle class that voted for Gray.
It might be a good fit for LA: a high profile mayor with a high profile schools chief, both focused on results.
And it wouldn't hurt that Rhee's significant other, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, would be only a one hour plane ride away, rather than the six hour flight from DC.