School construction

Baltimore City’s school buildings are in deplorable condition, and that represents not only an injustice for the students who seek an education there but also a drag on the city’s ability to attract and retain residents and prepare its children for productive employment. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and schools CEO Andrés Alonso have taken politically difficult steps to show their seriousness about tackling this problem in a comprehensive way — including a new tax to help fund construction efforts and a plan to close and consolidate dozens of outmoded schools. Now the state needs to help by authorizing a new mechanism for allocating school construction money to the system so that the city — likely through a new, quasi-public entity — can use it to supp
Barbara Haddock Taylor, Baltimore Sun
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