Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Rhee asks for more $$$

So much for Mayor Fenty's insistence that DCPS wouldn't need any more coin from the District's coffers; Rhee is asking for an additional $81 million.
Schools chancellor Michelle Rhee will ask city officials for an extra $81 million to help her right the city schools, top education sources told The Examiner. The sources said they will announce that the schools need the extra money to get atop of a special education system in crisis. When he was lobbying to take over the $1 billion school system, Fenty said he wouldn't need any more money because the problems in the schools stemmed from mismanagement, not lack of funds.

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