Investigating Ballou Means Investigating Ourselves

Cross-posted from EducationDC [Ed Note: On Friday, December 15, the education committee of the city council held TWO related hearings on graduation rate accountability, arising from reporting that students at DCPS’s Ballou high school graduated without earning appropriate credit. Below, DC education activist Peter MacPherson puts the official investigation of what happened at Ballou into historical and civic perspective.] It’s a big […] . . . → Read More: Investigating Ballou Means Investigating Ourselves

One Student’s Take On What Really Matters In DC Public Schools

I asked DC Public School graduate Quintess Bond why she thought DCPS test scores were so low? She presents her thesis in the form of this documentary. In it, Quintess explores the theory that good schools need active parents, engaged students and a dedicated faculty and administrative staff. I think she puts a bit too […] . . . → Read More: One Student’s Take On What Really Matters In DC Public Schools