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Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 01/17/2012

DeMorning Links: ‘Half-baked’ reform

Brown’s reform effort gets dissed by editorial as “half-baked.” (Katherine Frey - THE WASHINGTON POST)
The Washington Post editorial board takes aim at D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown’s college-applications-for-all bill today, calling it a “troubling sign of a council that seems more interested in sound bites than in providing thoughtful oversight.” It doesn’t help, they write, that Brown appears not to have consulted with Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson about the proposal. “[I]t would be better for the council not to ricochet from issue to issue, coming up with half-baked legislation that takes up time that Ms. Henderson could better spend on other issues,” the editorial reads. Better, it says, for Brown to reestablish an education committee to “give these issues the thoughtful attention they deserve.”

In other news:

Protesters plan to Occupy Congress today (AP, WaTimes, Examiner)

Harry Jaffe is not a fan of Ted Leonsis’s Chinatown signs plan: “The Verizon Center is lit up like a Vegas stripper already.” (Examiner)

Man tossed from wheelchair is suing Metro (WTTG-TV)

Chinese television’s new American hub is taking shape on New York Avenue (Post)

Charter-funded report renews complaints about charter schools’ funding relative to DCPS schools (Examiner)

D.C.’s HPAP record: gross mismanagement or tragically misguided optimism? (Housing Complex)

Chevy Chase commerce gets an involuntary makeover (Post)

Still no certainty for Skyland (DCmud)

MLK parade included LGBT groups (Blade)

Loudoun County wants to hold on to Redskins Park (WTOP)

What an old water main looks like (Georgetown Dish)

901 Monroe set for Thursday hearing before Zoning Commission (Examiner)

John Wall speaks up for Uber (DCist)

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