Tuesday, November 13, 2007

School Corruption Hurts D.C. Chess Program

In "A Most Wicked Chess Game: The D.C. Schools" (also here), Washington Post columnist Marc Fisher describes how $70,000 raised for a chess program to help struggling kids at the Moten Elementary school in Southeast Washington was stolen by an embezzling business manager. This is a very troubling case of school corruption, which Fisher uses to indict the whole system. Related coverage here:



Anonymous Chess Teaching said...

A very shocking case and post especially the last sentence: For now, what's got my blood boiling is that those whose calling it is to investigate and punish the wrongdoers found these acts unworthy of their time or effort.

Fri Nov 16, 01:51:00 PM EST  

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