The costs and burdens of allowing public access to charter school records in the District of Columbia seemed exaggerated in a Washington Post "Local Opinion" piece by Lis Kidder earlier this month. Her projections were far-fetched (and her sources unexplained). I wrote the letter below from my own experience.
To the Editors:
In my 20 years as an attorney in D.C. nonprofits making hundreds of FOIA requests I have never seen facts matching those in the account by Lis Kidder (“How to make charter schools hire lawyers instead of teachers,” May 12, 2019).