Monday, March 13, 2006

Peggy Cooper Cafritz will not seek reelection

Citing the desire to spend more time with her family current DC Board of Education Chair Peggy Cooper Cafritz has decided not to run for reelection.
"I want my life back," she said. She also said that much of what she set out to do -- modernizing schools, establishing new academic standards and getting rid of uncertified teachers -- is in the works and that it is someone else's turn to fight the battle.

"This job takes an enormous amount of energy -- physical, mental, emotional, psychic and empathetic energy," she said, munching potato chips as she rested her feet on the podium after Wednesday's board meeting.

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