Taking a break from keeping mum about the Gray administration’s early follies and making moula as a consultant, former Mayor Adrian Fenty recently (as in a month ago) traveled to Chile to talk up his time reforming the District’s schools.
Speaking at a conference at a university in Santiago, Fenty said “Acabar con las burocracias, que nos impiden hacer lo correcto por los alumnos debería ser el objetivo de los administradores y personas en el poder, porque la educación es el pasaporte a la erradicación de la pobreza.”
Which, according to a translation website, means “End bureaucracies that prevent us from doing the right thing by the students should be the goal of managers and people in power, because education is the passport to poverty eradication.” (LL’s editor’s translation, for what it’s worth: “Ending bureaucracies that keep us from doing the right thing for students should be the goal of administrators and people in power, because education is the passport to eradication of poverty.”)
Wait, what? Fenty’s giving his old stump speech in South America?