An op-ed that I drafted on the future of the Franklin School will be included in the print edition of Sunday's Washington Post. You can read it online here. Please comment on the Post website and pass the article on to others.
Over the past few weeks, a number of organizations and individuals have expressed strong support for putting the Franklin School back into educational use. Some include the Federation of Citizens Associations, the Committee of 100 on the Federal City, Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2C, Commissioner Keith Silver (ANC 6C02), and former Historic Preservation Review Board Chairman Charles I. Cassell.
Considering that the city received only a single submission from a private developer in response to its Request for Proposals (a boutique hotel and restaurant), clearly, the momentum is building toward returning the building to a use that advances the education system and workforce development in the District.