Loose Lips

Where’s Fenty? Chile, Duh.

Taking a break from keeping mum about the Gray administration's early follies and making moula as a consultant, former Mayor Adrian Fenty recently (as in a month ago) traveled to Chile to talk up his time reforming the District's schools.

Speaking at a conference at a university in Santiago, Fenty said "Acabar con las burocracias, que nos impiden hacer lo correcto por los alumnos debería ser el objetivo de los administradores y personas en el poder, porque la educación es el pasaporte a la erradicación de la pobreza."

Which, according to a translation website, means "End bureaucracies that prevent us from doing the right thing by the students should be the goal of managers and people in power, because education is the passport to poverty eradication." (LL's editor's translation, for what it's worth: "Ending bureaucracies that keep us from doing the right thing for students should be the goal of administrators and people in power, because education is the passport to eradication of poverty.")

Wait, what? Fenty's giving his old stump speech in South America?

See articles here, and here.

 

  • tired

    Oh my god the idiot thinks he reformed D.C. schools he is still so delusional. Do us a favor stay the hell in Chile.

  • tired

    One more I can't pass this up. How is he in a spanish country and he can't even master the english language. Good luck Chileans.

  • Wendy Washington

    @tired, you are absolutely on point in post #2!

  • Southeast Ken

    Adrian Fenty is an idiot. How can this guy being pushing education reform and he's not a good public speaker. I wonder what type of grades he recieved at Howard University Law School and Oberlin College?

  • Southeast Ken

    LOL@tired

  • noodlez

    THERE WAS CHEATING DURING TESTS IN DCPS TO IMPROVE TEST SCORES TO SHOW THAT THEIR PLAN WAS WORKING.

    WAS ISNT SO CALLED JOURNALISTS DIGGING DEEPER INTO THIS INSTEAD OF REWRITING THE SAME OL' SHIT OVER-N-OVER AGAIN ABOUT SOME QUESTIONABLE JOB HIRES THAT HAVE NO BEARING ON MONEY, EDUCATION OR THE FORWARD MOBILITY OF THIS CITY!

  • DCPS parent

    It is frightening that he is being paid big bucks to dish out a bunch of garbage.

  • Concernedaboutdc

    He is to public education what Sarah Palin is to politics. It goes to show you, there is plenty of money to be made being a sincere idiot using conscientious stupidity.

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