Annapolis council approves resolution on improving black students' scores

January 13, 2004|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

The Annapolis city council voted 8-1 last night to approve a resolution supporting attempts to boost black students' test scores at Annapolis High School.

The resolution originally offered the council's support for Principal Deborah Williams, who has been criticized by teachers and students for being confrontational. Many council members said they were reluctant to support a bill that focused on Williams, who works for the Anne Arundel County system.

Alderwoman Cynthia A. Carter, the resolution's sponsor, amended it last week, taking out almost all references to Williams.

Alderwoman Louise Hammond voted against the resolution, saying school activities are outside the council's purview.

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