My endorsement: Better schools and services
By Jewell Dassance
After reading the Aug. 22 Local Opinions pieces by Mayor Adrian M. Fenty and D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray [“Leadership for a changing city”] and other comments the candidates have made, I have decided to vote for Mr. Fenty.
Mr. Gray’s strongest argument for voting for him is the current mayor’s management style. I frankly don’t care about the mayor’s management style. I want our mayor to solve the problems facing the city: improving education for our children and providing better services for the community. Fenty has made badly needed changes in our schools. I have seen improved services from government agencies and new services for the more vulnerable residents of the community.
Change is not an orderly process, and unfortunately it sometimes affects some individuals in negative ways, particularly staff members. It is much like restoring an old house to accommodate a family’s changing needs. Walls come down, power lines are upgraded and old appliances are replaced to achieve a more efficient and functioning living space. It feels chaotic during the process, but the final product better meets the needs of the family. So it is with schools and other services. Mayor Fenty is moving the city in the right direction.
| September 1, 2010; 10:03 AM ET
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