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Fenty backs out of education debate with Gray

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty has backed out of a highly-anticipated, one-on-one debate with chief rival Vincent C. Gray, the Post's Nikita Stewart reports on D.C. Wire.

The forum's organizers, The Young Education Professionals, are not happy. The group is urging people to "reach out" to the mayor via twitter, e-mail, Facebook and phone, in an effort to get him to reconsider.

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By Washington Post Editors  |  June 28, 2010; 2:07 PM ET
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Nothing lost. Both would have been scripted and coached, both supporting Rhee in their respective ways.

Posted by: axolotl | June 28, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse

@axolotl
I am surprised at your comment. I thought you loved Rhee.

Posted by: celestun100 | June 28, 2010 6:18 PM | Report abuse

celstun100--I support her work on balance, recognizing she ain't perfect. This is similar to Chairman Gray's position.

If Gray were to win, she and Gray may find a way to work together. If she goes, there will be an accelerated decline in DCPS, with the help of the teachers' union, led by a band of incompetents and chronic complainers, which helps to disable those effective teachers that we do have.

The unionistas tend to think the schools are run for the teachers and they shoulder negligible responsibility for education.

Gray has little clue about ed. and other major programs. He is so doddering he will quite possibly drive people out of the District, school problems aside, in record numbers.

Scant management talent is his problem, and he will fill the government in a manner reminiscent of Marion Barry. His record at DC Human Services was unmitigated disaster.

That said, he is a nice man and shows more maturity than the mayor, as well he should, being some 30 years older, but not necessarily wiser.

Posted by: axolotl | June 28, 2010 8:15 PM | Report abuse

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