OCCUPATION: Washington, D.C., schools chancellor
PREVIOUS APPEARANCES ON THE TIME 100: 0
PRO: Her education-reform efforts including cracking down on tenure, closing failed schools and firing underperforming staffers have earned Rhee bipartisan praise and a swell of enthusiastic supporters (dubbed "Rhee-bots").
CON: She's constantly (and sometimes noisily) sparring with teachers' unions and parents.
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