The most scathing questions from Michelle Rhee's doomed Twitter Q&A

The controversial education reformer held a Twitter town hall, but not all of the questions were friendly

Published January 15, 2014 6:20PM (EST)

Michelle Rhee                          (AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Michelle Rhee (AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Apparently having learned nothing from last year's #AskJPM and #AskRKelly debacles, controversial education reformer Michelle Rhee announced on Wednesday that she'd be answering questions from folks on Twitter using a hashtag of her own: #AskMichelle.

And while Rhee got some earnest queries — stuff like "What's the biggest challenge facing education reformers in the 21st century?" or "What would you do if you were Secretary of Education?" — she also received a fair share of abuse.

Like anyone familiar with Twitter Q&A sessions, Slate’s Matt Yglesias (who's generally sympathetic to Rhee's agenda) predicted Rhee would get a lot of hostile questions. But Rhee, ever the optimist, was undeterred.

Anyway, here are the best of the #AskMichelle questions that she'll definitely never answer:

By Elias Isquith

Elias Isquith is a former Salon staff writer.

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