Category Archives: School Reform

Post Downplays Potential Pay-To-Play

A potential “pay-to-play” involving a city leader asking for a large donation from a contractor accused of stealing millions and serving kids spoiled food. That’s about as juicy a local story as they come, unless you’re the Washington Post. The … Continue reading

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Voices of the 99% Radio examines local D.C. politics and news coverage

Listen to Bullet Points with Navid Nasr on Voices of 99%: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] TheFightBack’s Pete Tucker joined Bullet Points with Navid Nasr on Voices of the 99% for a discussion on the Washington Post’s selective scrutinizing of politicians, … Continue reading

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School’s Out? D.C. and NYC Teachers Talk School Closures

Listen to educators Candi Peterson, Nils DeVito and James Boutin on Voice of Russia Radio [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Interview by Pete Tucker, written report by Chris Lewis (@Chris_Lewis_) Washingtonians and New Yorkers, be warned. If the … Continue reading

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DC Officials Insist On Improving Schools By Closing Them

Listen to TheFightBack question Mayor Gray and Chancellor Henderson: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] “We are going to have to consolidate the number of schools that we educate our children in,” Mayor Vincent Gray said Wednesday at a … Continue reading

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School Closure Expert Robert Bobb Is Back in Town

Listen to TheFightBack question Bobb: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Former City Administrator and D.C. School Board president Robert Bobb is back in town. Actually, he never left. “I just commuted back and forth for two years. I … Continue reading

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School Officials Use Force and Police to Thwart Student Walkout

Listen to town hall, beginning with Principal Batenga [Audio clip: view full post to listen] “I will not discuss the suspensions in this forum,” Northwestern High School Principal Edgar Batenga said Monday evening at a town hall at the Hyattsville school. … Continue reading

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Occupy the DOE

Listen to TheFightBack’s March 3 show: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] “You’re going to have a generation of young people enslaved to the credit card industry, enslaved to the student debt industry,” Justin Butler, a student at George Washington … Continue reading

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If Walmart Sells Cheerleading Outfits, D.C. Officials Won’t Have To Go Far

Listen to Michael Wilson: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] “We don’t feel like D.C. should trust Walmart’s track record to build the future of this city,” Respect DC organizer Mike Wilson said Saturday morning. He spoke with TheFightBack in the … Continue reading

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TheFightBack, Jan. 21: Tuskegee Airmen, Gulf Coast Oil Spill, and DCPS Cheating Scandal

Listen to full show: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] This weekend, a movie about the Tuskegee Airmen is premiering at 2,500 theaters across the country. “Red Tails,” starring Cuba Gooding Jr., highlights the African American pilots who fought … Continue reading

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Was Trayon White Arrested for Standing Up for his Constituents?

LISTEN TO TRAYON WHITE: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] “How am I unauthorized [to be here]?” Ward 8 School Board member Trayon White asked while standing at the Woodland Terrace Public Housing Project, which resides in the ward … Continue reading

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