Alex Wong/Getty Images
District of Columbia Public Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee listens during a news conference October 13, 2010 at Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC. Rhee has announced her decision to down from her position and Mayor Adrian Fenty has picked Deputy Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson to become the interim chancellor.
One of the most pivotal players to appear on the education scene since No Child Left Behind took effect is Michelle Rhee. The former third-grade teacher was tapped to head the Washington D.C. school system in 2007.
Rhee went on to become both one of the most admired and reviled names in public education.
Tonight, PBS airs a documentary about her career, titled "The Education of Michelle Rhee.
Education reporter and director John Merrow joins us from NPR in New York to talk about his film.