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Here’s the official statement from schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee on D.C. schools and the debate, via spokesperson Dena Iverson, who graciously dealt with LL’s badgering text messages for the past two hours:

Mayor Fenty and Chancellor Rhee strongly believe that all families in the District of Columbia must have access to excellent public school options, and are committed to ensuring that students in every ward are afforded this opportunity. While Chancellor Rhee hasn’t taken a formal position on vouchers, she disagrees with the notion that vouchers are the remedy for repairing the city’s school system.