People can disagree, but it is sad when discussion about an issue degenerates into lying about an individual or organization. Jose Miguel Vivanco’s Viewpoint piece in the Feb. 14 Current includes the demonstrably false and defamatory statement that “Public...
Wilson High is the District’s largest high school and one of its best-performing. Yet this year’s budget threatened to undercut Wilson by starving it of adequate staffing — despite a D.C. Council allocation intended to stave off exactly that...
Countless prosperous societies have been built on a foundation of oppression, with some classes of people forced to suffer for the betterment of others. And even long after conditions improve, the unjustly extracted benefits often remain in place. It’s certainly...
As the University of the District of Columbia tries to boost both its status and its enrollment, officials identified a mediocre student experience as a key failing. To that end, the school identified two critical missing facilities: a student...
As a former D.C. Public Schools teacher and parent of three current D.C. public and public charter school students, it is discouraging to see that many are using the city’s recent, and serious, public education scandals to call on...
The DC Preservation League continues its purposeless efforts to preserve the crumbling West Heating Plant eyesore. At the time of its construction, the West Heating Plant design was deemed “minimalist” and “utilitarian” — polite media words indicating a design reflecting...
When assessing recycled rubber infill for synthetic turf fields, it is critical to understand that potential health effects from any chemicals in the rubber have been studied extensively . The best available science indicates that there is no reason...
When students return to two Northwest universities this fall, they’ll be greeted by new presidents. Former Obama cabinet secretary Sylvia Burwell took over at American University this month, and University of Miami official Thomas LeBlanc will step in at...
There was nothing “intricate” about the “partnership” for the West End Library, as described in the Nov. 29 article “New West End Library on track to open next week.”  Anyone can do the math. EastBanc developers paid zero dollars...
If the excessive costs and the faux outrage expressed by D.C. Council members in response to the modernization at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts weren’t bad enough , the revelation that the school repair budget has exploded...

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