Schools observer and activist Peter MacPherson joined the Education Town Hall on October 22 to share his concerns that DC Mayor Muriel Bowser gave an additional $10 million to an already over-budget school project in a wealthier neighborhood at a time when budget is cited in limiting or postponing other needed school modernizations. Earlier community suggestions for relocating the city-wide, application only, Duke Ellington High School for the Arts to a more central and Metro-accessible location were met with rejection “due to cost,” while this project was termed a “renovation” but is clearly becoming a new building within a preserved facade.

View MacPherson’s photos below and listen to Track 2 here —

photo: P. MacPherson, Duke Ellington SHS construction late October 2015
photo: P. MacPherson, Duke Ellington SHS construction late October 2015
photo: P. MacPherson, 10/2015
photo: P. MacPherson, 10/2015
photo: P. MacPherson, 10/2015
photo: P. MacPherson, 10/2015
photo: P. MacPherson 10, 2105
photo: P. MacPherson 10, 2105
photo: P. MacPherson 10, 2105
photo: P. MacPherson 10, 2105

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