Monday, April 03, 2006

Carstarphen's brief tenure is prompting a call for change

Chief Accountability Officer Meria J. Carstarphen's brief, but highly lucrative, tenure at DCPS is causing some within DC's education community to rethink the District's hiring practices.
Darlene Allen, president of the D.C. PTA, said the school system should have contracts with key employees to keep them for at least three years.

"We wouldn't want to have to keep people who aren't working out, but at the same time, we would like to have something in the contract that says you have to be here three years so that we can see some progress on what you've been working on. If we're investing that kind of money, I think a three-year commitment is reasonable," she said yesterday.

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