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Baltimore schools and the danger of the status quo

Baltimore schools and the danger of the status quo

I am responding to Helen Atkinson's April 14 commentary, "Public schools anchor communities." In doing this, I am also responding to the many who claim that the only alternatives to an unacceptable status quo are unacceptable privatization schemes, faith in incremental improvement which we've spent a half-century disproving, or levels of spending beyond affordability or reason.

Ms. Atkinson casts a variety of people — the president, members of the state school board and charter advocates — into the same mold, asserting that "bypassing all government...

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