Big Progress, Small Gains: A Decade of Mayoral Control Over D.C. Schools

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U.S. News & World Report

Oct 12, 12:00 AM

Big Progress, Small Gains: A Decade of Mayoral Control Over D.C. Schools

It's been 10 years since the D.C. Council voted to put the mayor's office in charge of the school system, stripping the elected school board of authority and handing power to a chancellor chosen by the mayor and confirmed by the council. In this case, the choice was an education reform evangelist effectively given carte blanche to overhaul public schools in the nation's capital as she saw fit.

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