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Rivals Adrian M. Fenty and Vincent C. Gray haven't agreed on much in the months leading up to Tuesday's D.C. mayoral showdown, but last-ditch get-out-the-vote efforts of both campaigns underscore their common task ahead of the vote: Close the racial divide.
The Fenty administration yesterday pledged to reform the city's long-troubled Child and Family Services Agency, a day after the mayor fired six child welfare workers for failing to help four girls found dead last week in a Southeast row house.
The mayor's point man on education, Victor Reinoso, has taken a lot of heat ever since his appointment as deputy mayor for education. Some of it is justified, some of it not. But we're not trying to pick a fight with Mr. Reinoso and we're certainly not going to defend him. At this juncture — with barely a month to spare before school bells begin ringing in a new year — we're giving him a head's up.
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.