June 17, 2011
Janet Gilbert's column "The college we visited was mighty nice … and mighty white" (June 16) is a good example of racism. The student population was judged on skin color alone. Ms. Gilbert has taught her child to see only color. The wonderful diversity of cultures such as Greek, Italian, Hungarian, English, Canadian, French, Irish, Scottish, Norwegian, Polish, Czech, Swedish and Finnish — plus the many combinations thereof — were completely ignored. Hopefully, her children will be wise enough to see beyond skin color.
July 20, 2003
Dormitory construction set at St. John's College Construction of a dormitory, the first building to be built since 1958 on the campus of St. John's College in Annapolis, is scheduled to begin this month. The dormitory should be ready for occupancy in the fall of 2004. The St. John's campus was built for a student population of 350, and enrollment now tops 450. Currently, the college accommodates 315 students on campus by using some large dorm rooms for triples, and turning some common rooms into rooms for students.
July 31, 2012
On Nov. 6, Maryland voters will actually have the final say regarding the controversial issue of providing in-state college tuition for young adults who have no moral or legal right to be in Maryland. These are uninvited non-citizens who take our jobs, use our public schools, hospitals, health care, and social services with impunity from the law. Under Gov. Martin O'Malley's tutelage, Maryland voters have had to tolerate the misguided actions of state and county elected officials who have effectively turned Maryland into a sanctuary for illegal immigrants, costing taxpayers more than $1.9 billion per year.
October 11, 1991
Progress toward Baltimore County's goal of improving the achievement of black students is slow in places and slipping in others, according to a new report.A report presented last night to the county school board indicated slight improvements for black students in some test scores. But blacks continued to be suspended from school in higher proportion to their numbers and to be under-represented in courses for fast learners."This is awful," said Dunbar Brooks, who was one of several school board members who commented on the report.
January 24, 1993
Barbara Strong Goss believes that Howard County's elementary schools divide students by class and race. It is a system, she says, that has "separate but not so equal schools."Armed with maps and markers, she is on a crusade to change the fundamental principles of school redistricting and the boundary lines that accompany it.Ms. Strong Goss, an Ellicott City mother and a lawyer, took her proposals to the Board of Education and, Thursday, to the Howard County Human Rights Commission. She hopes to gain support for her plan to redistrict schools based on the socioeconomic levels of the students, not just on how crowded a school is."
March 8, 1996
THE NOTION THAT development is packing kids like sardines into Anne Arundel the school system suffers pockets of overcrowding, but they are more the result of changes in state class size formulas than a real increase in student population. The number of pupils is actually lower than in the early 1970s, despite the construction of 57,000 homes since then. Some 14,000 classroom seats countywide sit empty. Current growth in enrollment is expected to peak in four years, then decline.County Executive John G. Gary's new policy on development and schools must be viewed with these facts in mind.