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Topic - William Lockridge
Memorial and funeral services for D.C. Board of Education member William Lockridge, who died Jan. 12 at George Washington University Hospital after a stroke, are scheduled for Thursday at the Temple Praise in Southeast Washington.
Unlike annoying activists who pimp causes for fame, political fortune or to rid themselves of spiritual guilt, William Lockridge long championed the need to develop human capital.
An unusual turn of events means D.C. voters will hit the polls for an unprecedented three special elections this spring, but the consequences run beyond who wins or loses in the three races.
D.C. schools officials are expected to hold public hearings on proposed guidelines for sex-education classes that call for teaching students about homosexuality.
During his tenure, he urged D.C. leaders to support citywide vocational and special-educational programs, decried the fact that the city had lost control of its executive and legislative functions, and was an outspoken skeptic of charter schools and opponent of vouchers.
William also lamented the 1996 law that established charter schools, calling them an "experiment on our children."