"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Rhee and Her Lawyers Complicate Attempts to Follow the Money

A clip from a recent piece by Bill Turque at WaPo:

. . . .Fenty and Rhee have tried to increase the volume of available information, posting proposed and final budgets for individual schools online. But those who try to follow school spending closely say that reorganizations and changes in program codes still make it difficult to get the answers to basic questions.

"In all my years of studying DCPS budgets, it has never been more difficult to determine where the money goes," said Mary Levy, former director of the Public Education Reform Project for the Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs.

Rhee promises a more robust effort to consult with school communities. . . . .

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