Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Gary Emerling of the Washington Times is not letting go of his investigation into the employment history of DCPS textbook manager Donald Winstead. Mr. Emerling discovered a few weeks ago that Mr. Winstead had been fired from this very same position in 1998 by School Superintendent Ackerman. Now the reporter has found out how he got his job back. Turns out that Mr. Winstead won a complaint he filed with the D.C. Office of Employee Appeals. That victory included back pay and the removal of anything negative from his personnel file. He returned to work in December 2000 so that he could once again fail to deliver books to schools on time. No wonder the editors of the New York Times just yesterday called DCPS a "national disgrace."