See Ya, Kaya: ‘Legacy of Progress’?

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Cross-Post from The Fight Back written by Pete Tucker This is the first in a three-part series on Kaya Henderson’s time atop DCPS. After six years as head of D.C. Public Schools, Kaya Henderson is calling it quits Friday. According to the Washington Post, her biggest booster, Henderson is leaving behind a “legacy of progress.” Not everyone agrees. Before ascending […] . . . → Read More: See Ya, Kaya: ‘Legacy of Progress’?

Resolution Honoring the Life of Brian Anders

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On behalf of the many friends and colleagues of longtime DC homeless advocate Brian Anders, who passed away on August 28, 2012, Empower DC Co-Founder Parisa Norouzi requested that the city council pass a resolution honoring Brian’s life. Unlike so many other requests made by members of the progressive community, the council agreed. The […] . . . → Read More: Resolution Honoring the Life of Brian Anders

Covering Education: Tucker vs Nnamdi

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Having had parents who put a premium on education and having a daughter myself who is in DCPS, I try to follow what’s going on with the public schools. I have to admit being greatly disappointed every time Michelle Rhee makes an appearance on WAMU’s Kojo Nnamdi show. She was on again this last Friday […] . . . → Read More: Covering Education: Tucker vs Nnamdi

Maturing Mortgages. Sounds Like A Good Thing, Right?

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For the homeowner who’s been beholden to the bank for 30 years, finally paying off that mortgage is definitely a good thing. But when a landlord who has a contract with HUD to provide affordable apartments, pays off his or her debt to the bank, not everybody wins. Everybody knows that DC has an affordable housing […] . . . → Read More: Maturing Mortgages. Sounds Like A Good Thing, Right?