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If D.C. Mayor Fenty Isn't Relected, Will Chancellor Rhee Stay?

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D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee has pledged to stay through the end of Mayor Adrian Fenty's second term.
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D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee has pledged to stay through the end of Mayor Adrian Fenty's second term.

D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee has pledged to stay through the end of Mayor Adrian Fenty's second term. But what happens if he isn't reelected?

Rhee often says she thinks she can close the academic achievement gap for children and transform D.C.s public school system by the end of Fenty's second term -- which would be in 2015. But Rhee won't say what she's do if Fenty isn't reelected in 2010. Rhee only will say Fenty has been "a huge factor" in her aggressive reform efforts.

She was asked whether his reelection was a two for one deal or if she will consider working with someone else who gave her the same leeway. Rhee flashed a grin. "Hes the only politician Ive met across the country whos taken a stand on this. Its easy for people to say things but to follow through is a whole different story," said Rhee

Fenty hasn't officially announced that hes running for a second term. Kavitha Cardoza reports...

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