Monday, June 19, 2006

One Chartering Authority 

As I recently recommended, Dion Haynes of the Washington Post reports that the D.C. School Board will take up a proposal today for them to get out of the chartering business. My favorite quote from the article is this one from retiring board member Tommy Wells:

"I want the board to focus on its core mission -- oversight of the D.C. public schools."
Maybe the fact that a school board member does that realize that a charter school is a D.C. public school is what is leading to poor oversight of the schools they have authorized.

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