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A better Baltimore region depends upon quality education
A better Baltimore region depends upon quality education

The eyes of the world remain focused on what's occurring in Baltimore, but the issues underlying the recent unrest are neither new nor unique to our region. What we see people expressing is much more than anguish over the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody, as tragic as that event was. In addition to concern for Mr. Gray and his family, there is frustration and anger with policies, practices, systems and structures that benefit some and hinder others — that have maintained poverty and disenfranchised entire communities for many years, often through violence and lack of opportunity and hope. While acknowledging this painful, complicated context, we cannot excuse the...

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