Class Struggle: Vincent Gray


Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 09/28/2010

Signal on D.C. education reform from Gray's camp

On Sunday, the All Opinions Are Local page of washingtonpost.com ran a commentary by former D.C. Council member Kevin P. Chavous. I am rerunning it because I think it has unusual importance as we look toward the future of D.C. schools under Vincent Gray. The piece doesn't indicate ties to Gray. Nor does the identification of Chavous that ran with the piece. But Chavous is close to the presumptive mayor and the commentary provides many clues to what Gray might try to do.

By Jay Mathews  |  12:40 PM ET, 09/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Jay on the Web | Tags:  Kevin P. Chavous, Vincent Gray, a clue to Gray's education reform plans

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 09/15/2010

Good-bye Rhee. Hello who?

With Adrian Fenty's defeat in the D.C. mayoral primary, and Vincent Gray almost certain to be the new mayor, the exciting and divisive school chancellorship of Michelle A. Rhee---a boon to bloggers everywhere--is likely to end by the end of this school year, if not before. I like Rhee a lot, and wish her well on what likely will be another intriguing career adventure, but it is time to figure out what happens next with the D.C. schools.

By Jay Mathews  |  10:50 AM ET, 09/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Jay on the Web | Tags:  Clifford Janey, Kevin Chavous, Rhee gone, Rudy Crew, who does Vincent Gray pick

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 07/04/2010

Rhee should get out of the mayor's race

Saying she would leave if Gray is elected is good news to those people who want Rhee gone. It is bad for the principals she has appointed, the teachers who share her commitment to raising achievement and the parents who are beginning to see the same teamwork, creativity and persistence in regular city public schools that they have found in many charter schools.

By Jay Mathews  |  06:00 PM ET, 07/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro Monday | Tags:  Adrian Fenty, Michelle A. Rhee, Rhee should get out of Mayor's race, Vincent Gray, losing Rhee would be a disaster