Saturday, November 18, 2006

Post editors urge cooperation

The Washington Post's editorial board is urging newly elected mayor Adrian Fenty, newly elected BoE president Robert Bobb, and newly elected chair of the DC Council Vincent Gray to cooperate on improving the District's public school system.
The prospect of three top city leaders rushing off in different directions to tackle the central issue confronting the District -- with the likelihood of producing three competing plans even before they take the oath of office -- is disturbing. The last thing the city needs is distraction from the school system's real problems: low academic achievement, deteriorating buildings and students abandoning the system in droves.
I fear that the editorial board will be disappointed in record time.

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