This month, D.C. School Superintendent Clifford B. Janey called on the City Council to place a moratorium on the creation of new charter schools. This proactive effort is a major change in the most extensive charter market in the country, and one that could save the faltering D.C. public school system.
The immigration shouting match – er, debate – hit a new low last week when the Republican National Committee ran a series of television ads in Spanish accusing Democrats of supporting a bill to turn illegal immigration – currently a civil offense – into a felony punishable by jail time.
After nearly five years as university president, John J. DeGioia has proven himself to be a fairly capable administrator. He is generally well-liked by students and faculty, and he has embraced his role as the school’s fundraiser-in-chief. What he has not done, however, is become a visible and accessible member of the campus community.