The Washington Teachers' Union has asked the DC City Council to "censure" Mayor Muriel Bowser over her process for choosing new schools chief Antwan Wilson. Bowser introduced Wilson at a hastily convened press conference on Nov. 22, less than an hour after she informed a statutory review panel of her selection. WTU President Elizabeth Davis last week asked the Council to formally "censure" Bowser for flouting the law and the panel by making a public announcement before the panel reviewed the chancellor selection. Citing a statutory requirement that the mayor involve WTU representatives and give “great weight” to their recommendations in the review process for such a hire, Davis wrote that Bowser “is again treating the stakeholders’ role with disdain” and following “neither the letter nor spirit of the law”—the Public Education Reform Amendment Act (PERAA)—in making the selection.
- adapted from a report in Washington City Paper