The editorial board of the Washington Post decries the DC Council’s attempt to erode mayoral control over the public schools. Among other things, the Post is concerned about changes that seem to imperil the independence of the Public Schools Ombuds: “Having the school ombudsman report to the elected board would politicize an office that is supposed to be a dispassionate solver of problems.” (Washington Post.)
Update 5/13/09: Chancellor Michelle Rhee agrees. (Washington Post.)
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