Rhee Cracks Oprah's Power List

Three DC women make Top 20

By Matthew Stabley
|  Tuesday, Aug 18, 2009  |  Updated 11:47 PM EDT
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Rhee Cracks Oprah's Power List

Tough love for D.C.'s public schools.

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For trying to clean up D.C. Public Schools with an iron broom, Chancellor Michelle Rhee has earned a spot on O's first-ever power list.

The Oprah magazine selected 20 women "who are flexing their muscles in business and finance, politics and justice, science and the arts."

Rhee was noted for her tough, often unpopular moves, including firings and school closures, and for her "take-no-prisoners management style."

This isn't the first time her "controversial and effective" style has earned media recognition. Time magazine made her a cover girl in December.

We Love DC noted two other D.C. figures join Rhee on the list: CEO of the Center for Responsibility and Ethics Melanie Sloan and Georgetown professor and media analyst Donna Brazile.

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