With controversies swirling around the DC Public Schools system, including Chancellor Antwan Wilson's daughter being able to bypass the lottery system to transfer schools, what is next for education in the District?
D.C. officials promised the residents of Temple Courts new, affordable housing when it knocked down their building in 2008. Nearly a decade later, the former residents are still waiting for that housing to materialize — but the Bowser administration says it is bringing new energy and focus to the long-delayed process. The city, with input from the community, plans to select the proposal and developer by June. The process began under Mayor Anthony Williams as part of the New Communities Initiative, an ambitious but, some say, poorly-managed project intended to revitalize distressed, low-income housing. Kojo explores what the lengthy timeline has meant for the Former Temple Courts residents and how the city plans to move forward.
- John Ducey Social Justice Committee Member, Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Washington, D.C.
- Angie Rodgers Director of New Communities Initiative, D.C. Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development; @DMPEDDC
- Nathan Brown Former Temple Courts Resident, Community Organizer
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