In 2012, 77 arsons plagued a small, rural community on Virginia's Eastern Shore. Over the span of five months, Accomack County residents and firefighters could not pin down the culprit, who was widely suspected to be a member of their community.
Guest Host: Tom Sherwood
The EPA takes new steps to clean up the Chesapeake. The D.C. school system mops up the financial mess blocking a new teacher contract. And Metro considers new fares to scrub its budget woes. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.
- Tom Sherwood Resident Analyst; NBC 4 reporter; and Columnist for the Current Newspapers
- Mike DeBonis Reporter, The Washington Post
- Michelle Rhee Chancellor, District of Columbia Public Schools
- Doug Prouty President, Montgomery County Education Association
Politics Hour Extra
DCPS Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee discusses mistakes made during her tenure, including reversals involving this past year’s budget numbers:
Rhee said there could be up to as many as 400 job openings for teachers in the District of Columbia’s school system this fall, and that some current teachers may be in danger of losing their jobs:
Montgomery County Education Association President Doug Prouty, talks about the “Apple Ballot” system in which the teachers’ union endorses political candidates.
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