By Kavitha Cardoza
Today is a crucial day in deciding how D.C.'s tentative teacher contract moves forward.
Both the head of D.C.'s Public School system Chancellor Michelle Rhee and the Chief Financial Officer Natwar Gandhi are expected to testify before the city council this morning. At issue is whether there is money to fund the recently negotiated teacher contract, which partially relies on money from private foundations.
The problem is that some of the contributions have strings attached, including one that would require Rhee to stay on as chancellor. The CFO wants the money to be "unconditional" before he signs off on it.
Both sides spent much of yesterday scrambling to close the funding gap and identify other sources of funding in time for today's hearing.