From The Washington Post: Washington, D.C., Schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee and the City Council are at odds over student enrollment projections for the coming academic year, and the outcome of the dispute could have consequences both for students and the schools leader. The council voted May 12 to hold back $27 million of the system's $760 million budget for 2010. It contends that Rhee's enrollment forecast -- which calls for an increase of 373 students to a total of 45,054 after years of steady decline -- has been inflated. The council's projection, based on the downward trend of the past three years, predicts a student population of 41,541. The Washington, D.C., public charter schools say that they will enroll 28,066 students, up from 25,363 this year.