Valerie Jablow, a D.C. public school parent, keeps close watch on the politics of the District of Columbia schools. In this post, she shows how the Mayor, Muriel Bowser, ignored the letter of the law, which says that the Chancellor Selection Committee should be composed of teachers, parents, and students of the D.C. public schools; why a judge allowed her to ignore the law; and how she added a significant number of people (8 of 19) who are closely identified with the interests of the charter lobby.

The selection panel meets today.