Friday, June 02, 2006

Wrong from the beginning: Abrams essay starts on false premise

The introductory sentence to school board member Stephen Abrams' Washington Post guest column contains a mis-statement of a fundamental fact in the Seven Locks/Kendale controversy.

The introduction to the essay states, "The debate over how to ease overcrowding at Seven Locks Elementary School in Bethesda has ignited strong opinions among residents and public officials."

The statement is wrong. The debate has never been about overcrowding at Seven Locks, because Seven Locks Elementary School is not overcrowded.

Debate has been about how to ease overcrowding at Potomac Elementary School and more recently, Bells Mill Elementary School.