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Maryland General Assembly
Mayor neglects school funding, too
Mayor neglects school funding, too

The recent article highlighting Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's concern over the latest proposed budget cuts to city schools seems genuine on the surface. However, after closer consideration, it's clear that the mayor has not led by example ("Aid cuts hurt city, mayor says," Jan. 28). She is correct in assessing that education should be a priority in any state budget given that the state constitution only mandates the General Assembly to do two things each year — pass a balanced budget and adequately fund K-12 education. Yet the Rawlings-Blake administration, responsible for only one-third of the overall city school budget, has consistently overlooked their...