In the Jan. 7 editorial cautioning the District against changing leadership in the D.C. Public Schools, The Post commented that "progress" is being made regarding special education transportation services for public schoolchildren. Unfortunately, this is no longer the case. It...
Steven Ney and Bradford P. Johnson, Washington
| January 13, 2011; 7:01 PM ET |
Categories: D.C., D.C. politics, HotTopic, Mayor Fenty, child services, education, schools, transportation
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The Dec. 13 editorial "The tangled tales of Harry Thomas" continued The Post editorial board's unrelenting and inappropriate venture into investigative journalism. The insinuation of a quid pro quo between Rhode Island Avenue Metro LLC's January 2008 donation to Team...
Harry Thomas Jr., Washington
| December 15, 2010; 6:18 PM ET |
Categories: D.C., D.C. politics, HotTopic, Mayor Fenty, Metro, development, economy, media, real estate, taxes
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Yesterday, Mayor-elect Vince Gray delivered a speech in which he laid out the District's bleak financial future. A 2011 budget gap of approximately $188 million and a projected 2012 gap of $345 million means that city officials have to...
By Terrance Lynch Washington While I appreciated the hopeful, “keep it moving forward” tone of the Sept. 19 Local Opinions pieces, “A chance to learn from Rhee’s mistakes” and “D.C. school reform marches on,” which claimed that school reform will...
Plenty of people will watch the long-awaited "Waiting for 'Superman'" this weekend (read our review), and my guess is that plenty will walk out with a hefty respect for Michelle Rhee. She is, after all, something of a Superwoman...
This week, the District got two pieces of news that don't work well together. On the one hand, preliminary Census numbers show that the recession has been particularly hard on the District's poorest residents. Between 2007 and 2009, the...