Posted by Ashley Fox on February 21, 2018 at 12:03 PM
We can’t keep doing what we’ve been doing. This is very clear. We are at a point where none of us want to be: We are without a permanent leader for DC public schools. We have no deputy mayor for education to help make us a true education system out of our bifurcated tracks right now in which half our students are in traditional schools and half are in public charter schools. We know that some of our students don’t come to school on time or at all; we are graduating students who are not prepared for higher education, the world of work or adult life in general; and we have a central office that is either unequipped to do the necessary oversight and accountability or has looked the other way. There is a culture of doing whatever it takes, including cooking the books and fudging the numbers, to show student improvement.
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