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Stephanie Rawlings-Blake
City schools need to re-examine spending
City schools need to re-examine spending

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake recently told legislators that the budget cuts in state education proposed by Gov. Larry Hogan would harm the city and its school system ("Aid cuts hurt city, mayor says," Jan. 28). However, I believe that budget cuts might be just the catalyst needed for change in the city's schools. Undoubtedly, $35 million is a significant amount of money, but this is the perfect opportunity for the city school board to reevaluate its nearly $1.2 billion operating budget. Getting a closer look at where the money is going could be eye-opening for the school system. On an annual basis, private schools need to work within their allotted budgets...