Councilmember McDuffie statement on DCPS Chancellor Antwan Wilson

Statement
  Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie issued the following statement on District of Columbia Public Schools Chancellor Antwan Wilson:   "On June 22, 2017, Chancellor Antwan Wilson signed Chancellor’s Directive #103, Discretionary Out-of-Boundary Transfers Policy. The transfer policy expressly states that, “this discretionary transfer process is not available for current or former ‘public officials.’” As a current public official, Chancellor Wilson sought and received a discretionary transfer for his child and, thus, violated this policy. In so doing, he breached the public trust and must resign. I do not arrive at this decision lightly. In fact, I have spent the time since learning about this on Friday talking with many Ward 5 parents and students. Their emotions ranged from shock and disappointment to anger and frustration. Most residents expressed that they…
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Councilmember McDuffie Statement on DCPS Report on Attendance and Graduation

Statement
  Washington, D.C. -- Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie (Ward 5) issued the following statement regarding the D.C. Public School (DCPS) attendance and graduation report:   “I am deeply upset by the findings of the DCPS attendance report, and in particular the revelation of wide-spread attendance fraud at Dunbar High School in Ward 5. I learned about this yesterday from Chancellor Wilson, just hours before the Mayor’s press conference, which I also attended. While some details are still emerging, it is clear that the adults who are responsible for the alleged attendance fraud failed our students, their parents, and our entire education community. At the same time, the report suggests this situation is not just a few bad apples, but a systemic failure at DCPS. I am also disappointed to learn…
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