The lessons of 9/11; Strasburg returns; Education reform

September 6, 2011 - 02:43 PM
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Today on NewsTalk, DC deputy mayor Paul Quander talked about the lessons the region’s leaders learned during the Sept. 11 attacks and whether we’d be able to respond properly in the event terrorists strike again. He also talked about the special events the DC schools have scheduled in the days leading up to the tenth anniversary of the 2001 attacks on Washington and New York.

Quander, who just wrapped up a six-month stint as Mayor Gray’s interim chief of staff, also acknowledged that “there were shortcomings” in the vetting of new deputy Chief of Staff Andi Pringle. Pringle, who has admitted voting in DC while living in Maryland, is “a quality person,” Quander said, and there are no plans to remove her from her post. Quander said Pringle “went through the full vetting process” but that “we missed one” when it came to her voting history. Dorothy Brizill of DC Watch said it took her “15 minutes” to determine that Pringle voted in one place while living in another.

Also today: Mark Simon of the Mooney Institute for Teacher and Union Leadership discussed education reform and Washington Post reporter Dave Sheinin talked about the return of Washington Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg.

Tomorrow: The impact of 9/11 on young people.

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