15 Ways To Stop DC Public Ed Budget Implosions And Improve Our Schools–Tomorrow

As the corona virus devastates billions of people world-wide, budgets everywhere are being similarly devastated--including DC’s proposed public education budgets. To address expected shortfalls in revenue, here in no particular order are 15 revenue-neutral (and even revenue-enhancing!) ways that DC could tomorrow cut public education expenses; provide greater oversight; and ensure better public involvement in … Continue reading 15 Ways To Stop DC Public Ed Budget Implosions And Improve Our Schools–Tomorrow

Privilege, Wealth, & The New Digital Equity Fund

On Tuesday this past week, Mayor Bowser announced that “DC education leaders” were launching a new “digital equity fund.” A “collaboration” between private organization Education Forward DC, the DC Public Education Fund (the private fundraising arm of DCPS), and the Greater Washington Community Foundation, the fund is intended to increase access to the internet and … Continue reading Privilege, Wealth, & The New Digital Equity Fund

Destroying The Public Trust: FOIA In DC Charter Schools Edition

As awful as it is to see a DC public school closed and students and staff blamed for its poor attendance, low test scores, and declining enrollment without any blame attached to the people actually responsible for the school's divestment that resulted in just those conditions, such blatant disrespect for the public (i.e., you), and the public trust, … Continue reading Destroying The Public Trust: FOIA In DC Charter Schools Edition