Speakout!

March 22, 2006

We want your opinions

ISSUE:

Anne Arundel County Executive Janet S. Owens is pushing for a math and science magnet program for Meade High School, and she says a major county employer - defense contractor Northrop Grumman Corp. - is ready to become a partner in the effort.

Local, state and military leaders have pursued a magnet program at Meade to bolster the school's academic reputation and attract thousands of defense workers, mostly from Northern Virginia, who are considering whether to relocate to Fort Meade amid base realignment.

But school board members say that they have yet to take up the issue of magnet schools in the county, and it could be years before they do so. A magnet school would be a county-run public school with a specialized course of study that would be open to students outside its regular attendance zone.

YOUR VIEW:

Should there be a math and science program at Meade High School? Tell us what you think at arundel.speakout@baltsun.com by tomorrow. Please keep your responses short, and include your name, address and phone number. A selection will be published Sunday.

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