Thursday, September 20, 2007
So when it comes to fixing the most troublesome schools that job falls to the State Superintendent and not the Chancellor or the D.C. Public Charter School Board? Can the State Superintendent really tell a charter what to do? And if this is the case then Mayor Fenty's takeover of the schools did not make accountability simplier, it make it much more complex. Perhaps Deborah Gist should be Chancellor?
Speaking about the state office's new powers to oversee failing schools, [State Superintendent Deborah] Gist said that if the office does not see improvements, according to federal law, "we have to take action ourselves."