Virginia Democratic Party Chairwoman Susan Swecker is in studio. And Aisha Braveboy, candidate for Prince George's State's Attorney, joins us.
An association of Washington, D.C. public charter schools claims the city has provided millions of dollars less in funding for charter schools than traditional public schools. While opponents question the practicality of a uniform funding model that gives every school the exact same amount of funding, the lawsuit itself dredges up the issue of whether the D.C. Council has the authority to assign funding in the first place. We examine both sides of the funding issue, and how it relates to the ongoing debate over home rule.
- Ramona Edelin Executive Director, DC Association of Chartered Public Schools; former Director of the National Urban Coalition; author, "We The Village"
- Matthew Frumin Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner, 3E; organizer, Coalition for DC Public Schools and Communities
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