As Election Day approaches in the Maryland, a candidate for Montgomery County Executive and one for Governor of Maryland join us for the Politics Hour.
After struggling for decades, Washington, D.C.’s public school system became a model for education reform; but now series of scandals have raised questions about the state of the system. Just a few weeks after learning that one-third of high school seniors graduated despite failing to meet attendance or grade requirements, D.C. Schools Chancellor Antwan Wilson is in hot water for skirting ethics rules and bypassing the lottery system. The Deputy Mayor for Education has stepped down, and calls for the Chancellor to be fired or resign are mounting. We explore how the District can restore confidence in the system, and move forward with the task of educating Washington’s youth.
- Mary Levy Budget and policy analyst specializing in Washington, DC public schools, Former Director of the Public Education Reform Project for the Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs
- Kate McGee Education reporter, WAMU; @McGeeReports
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