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Charter Schools
More choices for parents and students

We're heartened by Gov.-elect Larry Hogan's recent remarks suggesting he wants to make charter schools a priority of his administration. Maryland currently has one of the weakest charter school laws in the nation, which has left parents here with fewer choices for educating their children than in many other states. Mr. Hogan says he wants to tweak the law to make easier to open and operate such schools in Maryland, and that can only be good for the state's K-12 students and their families. The governor-elect's views are wholly in line with a recent report from the University of Baltimore's Schaefer Center for Public Policy recommending the state create an...