D.C. education oversight stays 'whole'
D.C. Council Chairman-elect Kwame Brown (D) said Tuesday morning that he will keep education oversight within the council's Committee of the Whole, where all 13 members will have a voice and a vote, D.C. Insider reports.
Brown said the city's strapped finances make it more important than ever to send the message that public education reform remains a top priority.
"The city's finances are clearly number one, and education is clearly a part of that," he said. "We need to send a signal that we're still serious about" D.C. Public Schools. Brown added that he wanted to see the council focus on the condition of the city's middle schools as part of its education work.
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