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Jonetta Rose Barras: Building a permanent underclass, Part 2

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When this whole education reform thing started in D.C., there was talk about putting children first. District officials, including then-Mayor Adrian Fenty and DC Public Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee, advocated for extended instructional days and year-round schooling. Those changes would enhance academic achievement, particularly in low-performing schools. Forget all of that. We're not...