Montgomery County Councilmember Marc Elrich is running for County Executive with public financing and plans to take on developers. Kim R. Ford is challenging fourteen-term Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton for her seat. We talk to both of them about their campaigns and look at the biggest political news of the week.
Education Secretary Margaret Spellings announced a goal of unifying the formula for determining high school graduation and drop-out rates across the United States. This has been a source of tension for years, with many localities accused of under-reporting drop-outs. Find out what’s behind the move, and what we know about dropout rates in our region.
- Ana Sol Gutierrez Maryland State Delegates (D- Dist. 18, Montgomery County); former member of Montgomery County Board of Education
- Chris Swanson Director, Editorial Projects in Education Research Center
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