Condoleezza Rice is ready to take her bow from the world stage. "I'm an educator who took a detour... I have no desire to be shadow secretary of state," she told the Washington Post's David Ignatius of plans to return to Stanford University when President-elect Barack Obama takes over in January. Her focus will be on education and penning two books, one about her parents. "If we aren't capable of equipping students for the 21st century, we will turn inward," she said.