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Fewer students can no longer be ignored in Harford [Editorial]

Fewer students can no longer be ignored in Harford [Editorial]

Dating to last November, when the Harford County Public Schools enrollment report came out, there has been a growing discussion about what the decline in the number of local public schools students means for the future of the Harford school system, if not our entire community.

Answers to those questions won't come easy, but the heightened focus is certainly welcome. For indeed, as the public school system continues to lose students, more than 2,800 in the past decade – and more such losses are projected in the coming one – some very tough choices could lie ahead.

A number of people were alarmed late last year when County Council President Richard Slutzky opined...

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