Unlimited Access. Try it Today! Your First 10 Days Always $0.99
News Opinion Readers Respond

Balto. schools food bills a waste, no matter where the money comes from

In regard to the Baltimore City School System's catering bills, it's all taxpayers' dollars ("City schools food bills top $1 million," June 28). Does it really matter where the tax dollars come from local, state or federal? Once again a government agency and it's leadership show that they have no respect for our tax dollars. Do they understand it is not their money?

J. Heming, Baltimore

Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun
Related Content
  • Well-trained teachers are an asset to city [Letter]
    Well-trained teachers are an asset to city [Letter]

    Many thanks to reporter Liz Bowie for taking a close look at how Urban Teacher Center prepares new teachers to serve our local schools more effectively ("Residency program tries to solve problem of teacher burnout," Aug. 18).

  • City schools' self-inflicted wound
    City schools' self-inflicted wound

    The Sun's report this week that Baltimore City school employees were paid $46 million last year in accrued leave, bonuses, overtime and other benefits is an embarrassment that couldn't come at a more inopportune moment. The department is already facing a $72 million budget deficit next year,...

  • Big charter school operators can stymie innovation rather than promote it
    Big charter school operators can stymie innovation rather than promote it

    It may be worth asking teachers in Baltimore City charter schools how they feel about Gov. Larry Hogan's proposed charter expansion legislation ("Senate panel rewrites Hogan's charter school law," March 26).

  • Charter school roadblock
    Charter school roadblock

    Republican Gov. Larry Hogan campaigned on a pledge to increase the number of charter schools in the state, which currently has one of the most restrictive charter school laws in the nation. By making charter schools easier to open and operate in Maryland, the governor hopes to give parents more...

  • Moving forward in city schools
    Moving forward in city schools

    Baltimore City schools CEO Gregory Thornton says he wants to roll back some aspects of his predecessor's policy that gave principals more authority over budget and staffing decisions at their schools. No doubt some adjustments are due in the governance structure instituted by former schools CEO...

  • In opposing charter schools, Democrats show their true colors
    In opposing charter schools, Democrats show their true colors

    In gutting Gov, Larry Hogan's rather modest proposal to expand charter schools, Maryland's Democratic leadership has again proved its hostility to quality public education, especially for the black poor ("Senate panel rewrites Hogan's charter school law," March 26).

  • Charter schools and public accountability
    Charter schools and public accountability

    The charter school bill currently in the Maryland General Assembly would not permit schools run by "private institutions" ("Miller urges senators to pass Hogan's charter bill," March 17).

  • Charter schools alone aren't enough
    Charter schools alone aren't enough

    Thanks for David W. Hornbeck's trenchant commentary on charter schools ("Charter schools do not equal education reform," Feb. 27).

Comments
Loading