What Sports Say About the State of D.C. Public Schools

What Sports Say About the State of D.C. Public Schools

We chat with Washington City Paper reporter Dave McKenna about how declining athletic programs reflect upon D.C. Public Schools.

During the past several years, football programs at D.C. Public Schools have gone through a construction renaissance. The city dedicated tens of millions of dollars to building first-class stadiums throughout D.C. But many of the programs that use those stadiums are failing - not due to a lack of talent - because forfeits and cancellations are common in the D.C. league. We talk with Washington City Paper's Dave McKenna about the trend and the role sports play in education reform in the District.

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