michelle rhee

dc superintendent (and former ohioan) on the ahjumas/school reform:

Rhee attributes her directness to her roots. “Korean people are not the most tactful,” she says. “I grew up with Korean ladies who’d say, ‘Gee, you’ve put on some weight.’ It has for as long as I can remember driven me crazy when people beat around the bush instead of saying, ‘Look, I need you to do this.’

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by calvin c on September 27, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    it really puzzles me how asians can be without tact… and yet not be able to speak directly when it matters

    Reply

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