Although I am no longer a resident of Baltimore, it has always been the city I refer to when speaking of home. You are correct about one thing regarding Gov. Larry Hogan. He has ignored the city. I see it more as racism than economics (“Sun endorsement: Hogan for Maryland governor,” Oct. 24).
The reason I say that is that he cut the funding of two Maryland counties significantly. Interestingly, non-white citizens make up the majority of those counties — Montgomery and Prince George’s. I don’t find that coincidental. Maryland’s public school system was ranked No. 1 in the United States when he took office and has declined with each passing year. His change to the school calendar (pandering to the deep pockets of Ocean City campaign contributors) has left most counties unable to meet the planning needs of teachers required for success, all in an attempt to funnel more money to his contributors.
My primary concern with any governor is how he or she takes care of the state’s public school system. It is the long-term foundation for job creation and economic stability, but requires foresight and most Maryland voters (and obviously newspapers) lack that. He is a no vote for my wife and I as well as our voting age children. I’m trying to figure out how he mustered your support because what I read in your editorial was not sufficient enough to sway my vote.
When it comes to newspapers, I always say follow the money as most are struggling to stay in print. Mr. Hogan has caused great harm to our public school system and any news outlet that supports him is a no read in this household. Good luck going forward. I will read The Washington Post.
Mark Schoenfelder, Mount Airy
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