DC school head could be forced out after primary
| Sep 07, 2010
The scenario is familiar in the District and big cities across the country: An ambitious leader is appointed to reform schools. Policies and practices are upended, five-year plans unveiled, a flurry of initiatives launched with high hopes.
After two or three years, political pressure from interests and constituencies unhappy with the changes forces the newcomer out.
Enter a successor, with a new agenda. That is what many supporters of Mayor Adrian M. Fenty and Schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee fear will happen if Fenty loses to D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray in the Sept. 14 Democratic mayoral primary. Read more in The Washington Post online.