Fenty's message to the voters
By Kyle Southern
As a member of Young Education Professionals-DC, I was deeply disappointed by Mayor Adrian M. Fenty’s 11th-hour cancellation of his participation in the education debate sponsored by that organization [“Fenty a no-show at schools debate,” Metro, June 29]. One would think the mayor would be anxious to spar with D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray on one of his signature issues, education reform, and highlight the progress of the D.C. Public Schools over his tenure. Unfortunately, he did not take the opportunity to engage Mr. Gray and more than 400 constituents with deep passion for and diverse experience in the field of education.
Mr. Fenty is certainly a busy man — father, mayor of the nation’s capital, triathlete — but surely he could offer a better reason for not showing up than he “couldn’t make it work.” By not doing so, Mr. Fenty only reinforced the common charges against him of his indifference and disrespect toward many constituents — charges to which this voter, for one, is increasingly willing to listen.
| July 2, 2010; 6:15 PM ET
Categories: D.C., D.C. politics, HotTopic, Mayor Fenty
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