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Adrienne A. Jones

Balto. Co. should have a hybrid school board [Editorial]

Balto. Co. should have a hybrid school board [Editorial]

When debate over changing the composition of Baltimore County's school board last gained traction in the General Assembly, parents had a long list of grievances against then-Superintendent Joe A. Hairston and a board rightly viewed as overly deferential to him. Among other things, Mr. Hairston had appeared completely oblivious to the views of those he was supposed to be serving — the parents and children of Baltimore County — on matters ranging from the lack of air conditioning at Ridgely Middle School to the canceling of PTA craft fairs, and the board failed to adequately address the debacle in which he mandated a shift to a time-consuming, proprietary grading system...

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