An independent audit of the D.C. government has found serious problems with the public school system's financial controls, alarming District officials who say that the city's fiscal health could be at risk if the lapses are not corrected.
Not good news for defenders of the status quo who oppose Mayor Fenty's efforts to take mayoral control over the schools precisely because of the continual mismanagement of the system's current management.
And what of the response of the school system? A serious avowal to fix the problem? Naw, it's the typical dodge knowledge and responsibility game, Buried at the end of the Post story:
This is why I'm supporting the Mayor on this one.
But the biggest fireworks came when Jack Evans (D-Ward 2), head of the council's Finance and Revenue Committee, demanded that Janey and Bobb respond to the auditors' conclusions. Evans said the auditors told him that the school system was the worst department to deal with.
"The cooperation was not there," said Evans, who supports Fenty's plan. "They could barely audit your system."
Janey professed not to know about the auditors' concerns. "They have not come to me and given me the same conclusion," Janey said. "I heard differently."