Re "Rhee wasn't perfect, but had the right focus" (Ginger Rutland, Jan. 10) Editorial writer Ginger Rutland, usually so perceptive, swung and missed with her piece about Michelle Rhee.
The key lesson learned from Rhee's high-profile tenure as Washington, D.C., schools' chancellor is that method must be paired with purpose for leadership to work.
Intimidating, abusive, confrontational supervision doesn't get it done. It is, unfortunately, not an uncommon feature of top-level school administrators.
Rhee is trying to create an undeserved mythology about herself. Rhee's deceptive meetings with parents were proposed as information gathering sessions, but she showed up with an already established agenda, thus alienating the audience.
-- Chuck, Penn Valley