TheWashington, D.C., school system has done more than its fair share to earn a reputation as hapless and ineffective. But it has had lots of unnecessary help. City Hall, historically, has pushed relatives and friends onto the school payroll, whether qualified or not. The media has fallen in and out of love with any number of superintendents before running them out of town. Congress has overstepped its oversight role repeatedly, passing legislation that often had little to do with improving the schools and more to do with the pursuit political agendas. To read The Washington Post article, click here.