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Baltimore teachers launch door-to-door campaign to stem tide of enrollment decline

Baltimore teachers launch door-to-door campaign to stem tide of enrollment decline

Faced with a shrinking student population and declining state funding, Baltimore teachers are launching a citywide enrollment drive.

The teachers union has enlisted its members in a five-week campaign to knock on hundreds of doors and try to convince parents to send their children to public schools in the city.

Shrinking enrollment is a costly problem in a district in which education funding is based largely on student population. Principals will receive about $5,400 per student to run their schools next year.

The recruiting effort, coupled with a blitz of radio commercials, is aimed at stanching three years of enrollment declines. The system lost more than 1,300...

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