Will Wal-Mart take over DC’s public schools?

Bobb and Walmart Eye DC
by Peter Tucker

Robert Bobb is not new to either the District of Columbia or Walmart. From 2003-2006, Bobb served as D.C.’s City Administrator under Mayor Anthony Williams and from 2006-2008 he was president of the D.C. State Board of Education. For the past two years, Bobb has been the Emergency Financial Manager of Detroit Public Schools. His tenure in Detroit has been marked by mass school closings, the promotion of charter schools and the forming of partnerships with corporations like Walmart, according to Tabrian Chas Joe, a Detroit high school student and youth organizer with B.A.M.N.

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