D.C. Public Schools are in the spotlight once again after another scandal leads to the Chancellor's resignation. No women represent Maryland in Congress, but five have been chosen as candidates for Lt. Governor. And details emerge about what Prince George's County offered and why it wasn't chosen by Amazon to host their new headquarters.
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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