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Speaking out for school construction dollars

While there's been complaining in Baltimore County recently about the lack of air-conditiong and the overcrowding in schools, the city's teachers, parents, students and education advocates have banded together to try to get some solutions to their facilities problems. The group, Transform Baltimore, has started a campaign to get City Hall to agree to some more creative approaches to financing $2.8 billion in school construction needs.

On Nov. 3rd, Transform Baltimore will hold a Speak Out at 4:30 pm in the War Memorial Building where parents, teachers and students from 40 to 50 schools will tell stories about the deficiencies in their schools.

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The mayor, city council members and state legislators will be invited to listen. Transform Baltimore has some solutions, including using a financing option that built and renovated 70 schools in Greenville, South Carolina's school district in five years.

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