“The key to it was we did it very quickly,” Rhee told us Wednesday, on the phone from the California capital where she runs her advocacy group, Students First. “We were trying to see how long it would take to get around.” Which is how they’ve always conducted the relationship, first forged through their shared ed-policy wonkery. For their destination wedding, Rhee and Johnson picked Blackberry Farm, a hotel in Walland, Tenn., where they’d previously stayed — a location convenient for her two daughters, who live in Nashville with their father, Kevin Huffman.
Rhee and Johnson never officially confirmed they were dating until she showed up at a D. (Rhee’s ex-husband — winner of The Washington Post’s “America’s Next Great Pundit” contest in ’09 — was named commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Education in the spring.
Rhee has appeared with Jeb Bush to defend Common Core. Rhee subsequently founded a school reform group, Students First, which advocates for school-choice alternatives. Hope Public Schools, a Sacramento-based charter school organization founded by her husband.
Johnson was first elected Sacramento mayor in 2008 and leaves the position next month.
Trump is also a supporter of charter schools and taxpayer-funded vouchers to help parents who want their kids in private or parochial schools rather than public schools.
Rhee and Trump disagree, though, on Common Core, the state-based system of school standards that Trump pledges to dismantle. from 2007-2010, rising to prominence in the education reform movement and clashing with teacher’s unions.
Reports say Johnson allegedly got into a fight with a protester after getting a pie thrown in his face! As for her personal life, Michelle has been married two times.
She told The New York Times that those students had national standardized test scores that were initially at the 13th percentile but at the end of two years, the class was at grade level, with some students performing at the 90th percentile.
You have to hand it to Michelle Rhee and Kevin Johnson: They pulled off the low-key wedding they wanted. This time, the much-watched power couple kept it under the radar: Even the mayor’s top aides were unaware until he showed up at City Hall on Tuesday wearing a wedding ring, according to the Sacramento Bee, which broke the news of the nuptials.
schools chancellor, 41, and the Sacramento mayor, 45, tied the knot in front of about 40 friends Saturday at a Tennessee mountain resort — almost a year after they canceled a more lavish ceremony that drew too much media attention for their liking.
Johnson who was born March 4, 1966 in Sacramento, California –was drafted with the seventh pick in the 1987 NBA draft by the Cavaliers. She was born in Michigan but was raised in Toledo, Ohio. She then worked for three years as a teacher in Baltimore, Maryland at Harlem Park Elementary School.
During his 12-year playing career, Johnson was a three times NBA All-Star and four-time second team All-NBA selection, along with holding numerous records for the Phoenix Suns organization. She graduated from the private Maumee Valley Country Day School in 1988. Inspired by that Baltimore classroom she became the founder of The New Teacher Project in 1997.