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:

1 comment:

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.