Kaya Henderson, chancellor of the DC public schools, intends to close another 20 public schools.
DC is now the second largest urban district with the greatest proportion of its students in privately managed charter, after New Orleans.
Unlike New Orleans, DC did not suffer a natural disaster. Instead, its leaders don’t know how to improve its schools so they look for private managers who might know how to do it.
People should not accept positions of leadership when they don’t know how to do what is expected of them.
DC is a major beachhead for the privatization movement. It’s a shame that those in charge don’t know how to improve schools. They just close them.