(AP) - Former Washington, D.C., schools chief Michelle Rhee says she's not seeking a job in President-elect Donald Trump's administration.
Rhee met with Trump on Saturday amid speculation that she was being considered for education secretary.
Rhee tweeted a statement Tuesday saying she's "not pursuing a position with the administration." She says she appreciated the chance to discuss education with Trump. She says those who urged her not to meet with him were "wrong" and that it's important to find common ground on education policy.
Rhee is a Democrat who served as District of Columbia schools chancellor from 2007 to 2010, where she was viewed as a national leader in urban education reform. She later founded a nonprofit called StudentsFirst. He's married to Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson.
In light of the speculation about the Secretary of Education role, I wanted to clarify my position and what's best for America's students. pic.twitter.com/DXRZxdAZNX— Michelle Rhee (@MichelleRhee) November 22, 2016