Transparency 101 (Or, “When You’re A Star . . . You Can Do Anything”)

--The council held a hearing at the end of June on legislation to bring more transparency to budgets and school meetings. During the hearing, one of the chairs chastised public witnesses (i.e., members of the public) when they testified about the desperate need for transparency in our schools in addition to budgets. --It took more … Continue reading Transparency 101 (Or, “When You’re A Star . . . You Can Do Anything”)

Fear Of FOIA

Tomorrow, Wednesday June 26, the city council will hold a hearing on two bills, which are generally aimed at budget transparency in our publicly funded schools—most notably, for better recording and tracking of all public funds, especially at risk funds. The latter are supposed to supplement, not supplant, other expenditures in our schools, to target … Continue reading Fear Of FOIA

Documenting & Addressing Sexual Misconduct In DC’s Publicly Funded Schools

[Ed. Note: In the wake of allegations of child sex abuse by an aftercare worker at DCPS's Capitol Hill Montessori at Logan, several parents have spent countless (unpaid) hours creating the following documents, which I have put below by permission of their main source, parent Danica Petroshius. The first document (available here) is a list … Continue reading Documenting & Addressing Sexual Misconduct In DC’s Publicly Funded Schools