As deer hunting begins in Maryland, we discuss different means for deer population management, including a controversial program in Montgomery County that allows bow hunting on park lands.
The debate about the future of the District’s public school system has become a flashpoint for nationwide discussions about education reform. We explore the issues at play, and how what happens in Washington is likely to affect reform efforts in other urban public school systems.
- Andrew Rotherham Co-Director, Education Sector
- Richard Rothstein Research Associate, Economic Policy Institute; Author, "Grading Education: Getting Accountability Right" (Teachers College Press)
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