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The scores of city officials, construction workers and architects working on the Washington National
The scores of city officials, construction workers and architects working on the Washington Nationals' new ballpark grew accustomed to one thing over the last two years: pressure.
For months, the public tossed and turned over Mayor Fenty's proposal to reform public education. While the proposal became actual law weeks back, the public has yet to settle down. Now the mayor has his new school-leadership lineup on deck, so the immediate attention turns to the D.C. Council, which held a series of highly frank and contentious hearings on the Fenty proposal. Today, the council is scheduled to begin the first of at least three public hearings on the mayor's school appointees. While the appointees' testimony is a naturally important part of the confirmation process, the linchpin is in the hands of the council.