Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Rhee: "95% of textbooks delivered by first day of school"

It looks like DCPS Chancellor Rhee's whip cracking is starting to deliver results: Rhee says that 95% of the textbooks and related supplies will be in the hands of teachers and students by opening day.
D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee said yesterday that her goal is to have 95 percent of the school system's textbooks in the schools by opening day on Monday, but almost 40 percent of those books were not in place one week before classes will begin.

In her first textbook update since castigating the inventory system at the schools' Northeast warehouse this month, Rhee said there are 500,000 textbooks and related items -- such as workbooks and teacher manuals -- in the 141 schools or in the warehouse.

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