Exporting the miracle of the Cleveland school system to Washington, D.C.

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Yuppies call this "delicious irony": Barbara Byrd Bennett is now training principals to – get this! -- turn around failing schools.
Cheer up, people of Cleveland. We now have irrefutable proof that America possesses a worse school system than ours. That’s the only way to explain how a rash of administrators from our fair district have now found gainful employment in the nation’s capital. We knew something strange was going on when Lisa Ruda, the chief of staff for the Cleveland schools back in their heyday of horror, got hired to play the same role in the Washington, D.C. school district [“Thanks, D.C,” August 7]. She may have been part of Barbara Byrd-Bennett’s Dream Team that invented attendance numbers, bungled the $1.5 billion construction project, and helped the district earn a reputation for the Worst Education This Side of the Mississippi. But we never would have believed that someone else wanted to repeat our experiment in abject failure…

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