Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Before media event with Weast, Duncan dropped his daughter at private school

In an orchestrated media event, County Executive Doug Duncan and Superintendent Jerry Weast appeared before the TV cameras at Walter Johnson High School to mark the new academic year.

Duncan prides himself as a big booster of the county's fine public school system. But apparently the schools aren't good enough for his own family.

Before going to the orchestrated photo-op at Walter Johnson, Duncan quietly dropped his daughter at a private high school in Kensington.

The Washington Post ran a page-one story about the media event. A photo editor appeared to note the irony, running a picture (detail above) of public school champion Duncan yukking it up with Weast after his private-school detour.

Weast told Walter Johnson students that Duncan is like a "king."