Twitter was all abuzz late this afternoon as rumors of a four line resignation email to DCPS staffers spread like wildfire. While Michelle Rhee’s tenure is in question with the election of Vincent Gray, nothing has been written in stone yet, and no announcements concerning her departure had been made.
We Love DC has obtained a copy of the email that sparked this rumor, and I have to say, if you read this as a resignation email, you likely need as much reading comprehension help as so many of the DCPS students do. The email was sent this afternoon at 1pm and was titled “Keeping It Moving”:
From: Rhee, Michelle (OOC)
Sent: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 1:00 PM
Subject: Keeping It Moving
It has been my honor to work as urgently and successfully as we have for DC’s students under Mayor Fenty. Without his leadership, we would never have been able to achieve as much as we have for this city.
Nothing about yesterday’s election lessens the urgency we need to continue to deliver amazing results for our schools. There are 45,000 children depending on our ability to do what we do well every day. I know you won’t let them down.
The Chancellor would later release a statement to TBD.com which confirmed that she was not resigning from her position at DCPS.
As much as we’ve seen Twitter be a source of good information in the wake of crisis events, Twitter can also be a source of baseless rumor, so be wary as you read sites that don’t tend to do any kind of fact-checking before they post.