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Mr. Saunders said the program is fundamentally biased against teachers.

At Wednesday’s announcement, Ms. Henderson said Mr. Saunders told her some months back that Impact was on a list of his members’ concerns, and that she asked him to forward the concerns to her.

She said she had not received the list.

As for Impact, “an external review of Impact is already under way,” she said.

Ms. Henderson’s appointment still must be confirmed by the D.C. Council.

Said D.C. Council member Michael Brown, at-large independent, “In these past few months, I have gotten to know Ms. Henderson as a bright and thoughtful individual who will continue to carry out the needed reform efforts, started by her predecessor, with a diplomatic and inclusive attitude toward those most affected.”

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Deborah Simmons

Award-winning opinion writer Deborah Simmons is a senior correspondent who reports on City Hall and writes about education, culture, sports and family-related topics. Mrs. Simmons has worked at several newspapers, and since joining The Washington Times in 1985, has served as editorial-page editor and features editor and on the metro desk. She has taught copy editing at the University of ...

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