Artists are often on the frontlines of gentrification, moving into lower-income neighborhoods, making those neighborhoods more appealing to outsiders, and soon enough, being priced out themselves.
One third of students in D.C. Public Schools graduated last year despite attendance issues, according to the District-wide investigation undertaken by the Office of State Superintendent of Education. This isn’t news to local teachers; half of those surveyed said they believed graduation rates were inflated, and a quarter reported grades or attendance being changed by more senior officials. We speak to the head of the Washington Teacher’s Union and a local teacher’s organization.
- Elizabeth Davis President, Washington Teachers Union; @WTUTeacher
- Scott Goldstein Executive director of EmpowerED and a social studies teacher in D.C. Public Schools
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