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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