The rise and fall of Michelle Rhee is emblematic of the problem facing education and most other failings of contemporary American society, the race by politicians to find someone else to hold accountable for all the problems they have created themselves, have no solution for, and no intention of solving.
If anyone seriously thinks they are going to improve education by firing teachers, they are seriously mistaken. After this society runs of out masochists willing to be teachers in what has become a highly politicized educational process with decreasing job security and benefits upon which to blame all social ills, they will then turn on the children, blaming them for their failure to teach themselves. America is the only country on earth, where children are considered more worthy before they are born rather than after.
Sadly, fools never learn.