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March 21, 2011
I am a teacher at Baltimore International Academy, and in response to the March 17 article " Charters emerge as threats to Catholic schools, I'm appalled by the decision of the archdiocese but sadly not surprised. According to the Catholic model, quality education is provided only if tuition is attached. This decision creates educational inequity. Only those families who can afford to pay are entitled to facilities where there is room to grow and innovative education for their children.
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NEWS
October 4, 2012
Supporting the Maryland Dream Act, which allows children of undocumented immigrants who have graduated from a Maryland high school to attend state colleges and universities at the same in-state tuition rate as other residents, is a win for them and for the state of Maryland. Brought to this country through no choice of their own, these undocumented children think of themselves as Americans. They have played on sports' teams, gone on class trips, attended birthday parties and "hung out" with children of American citizens.
NEWS
January 6, 2011
I was dismayed to read your support of cutting education funding in your editorial of Jan. 4 ( "Easy choices and hard ones for Md.'s budget gap" . One in five residents of Baltimore City lives in poverty; the numbers of those in poverty in the county and in other jurisdictions are increasing. A quality education is what provides opportunities and hope to families that their children will experience less economic hardship. Poor children in the city and across the state will suffer disproportionately under any cuts to public education, and this is unjust.
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By Wendy D. Puriefoy | February 8, 2012
Too much of the public is missing from public education. As a people, we recognize the economic value of education, but we under-invest in our schools, both financially and in terms of civic capital. With America's students and schools facing unprecedented needs, and education budgets under enormous pressure, it is time to drastically ramp up civic investment in public education. Our public school system - one of the great achievements of American democracy - is not just a service for the public to consume.
NEWS
September 27, 2004
DRIP. DRIP. DRIP. Like an engine leaking oil, falling academic standards decline in tiny increments. Educational excellence is neither attained nor lost overnight. But one day, you find a little oil puddle on the driveway. You swear you'll do something about it, only to be shocked when time passes and the car is junkyard bound. Somebody might want to check under the hood in College Park, where the University of Maryland's latest undergraduates are a tiny bit less impressive than last year's.
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By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,Staff Writer | August 29, 1993
Gary Dunkleberger wants to set the record straight, once and for all.Carroll teachers are not going to be promoting a homosexual lifestyle to students in their outcomes-based education, said Dr. Dunkleberger, the director of curriculum and staff development for the county's public schools.He also wants to clear up what he termed "misinformation" circulated by Carroll County Citizens for Quality Education, an activist group formed last spring out of dissatisfaction over a revised curriculum based on "exit outcomes."
NEWS
December 28, 2008
Nicole Fuller's story in the Dec. 21 edition of The Sun correctly characterized the discussions I and other school system officials have had in recent months with County Executive John Leopold and members of the County Council regarding the fiscal situation that exists in our county. However, the story contained two significant errors which must be corrected. First, I have never asserted in any way that Mr. Leopold or the members of the County Council were "not dedicated to the school system's success," as the story stated.
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By Arthur Boyd | September 21, 1990
The KNOTTIEST problem in education reform is funding. Some funds come from federal sources, but most come from the state and local jurisdictions. Some of the state funds are distributed without regard to wealth; others take need to into account, while others disproportionately help the wealthier counties.APEX, one of the major state funding mechanisms, was expected to help narrow the disparity in education spending in Maryland, but it hasn't. The disparities are growing. In 1988-89, the highest-spending district in the state (Montgomery)
NEWS
June 26, 2012
Harford County Executive David R. Craig misses the mark in his discussion of Maryland's Maintenance of Effort (MOE) law in his recent op-ed piece ("A school funding solution," June 21). Contrary to his arguments, the new law passed during the 2012 legislative session greatly enhances the ability of counties to fund a quality education for their children. As we entered the 2012 legislative session, loopholes in MOE were being widely exploited, severely jeopardizing the impressive gains in student achievement that our schools have made in recent years.
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By Dan Rodricks | March 7, 2010
Here's a revealing quote from Archbishop Edwin F. O'Brien on the closings of 13 Catholic schools in Baltimore and Baltimore County: "This is my challenge for my tenure here. It's not one that I expected, not one that I would have wanted, but it's not one that I can avoid, and will not avoid." Not one that he expected? Closing schools, including Cardinal Gibbons High, didn't come up in the exit chat with his predecessor? You mean to tell me that, while Cardinal William Keeler showed the new archbishop the restored -- at a conservatively estimated cost of $34 million -- Basilica of the Assumption, he didn't mention the looming financial crisis in the schools of the premier see?
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