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Plank shortchanges city schools

Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank and other executives met with President Donald Trump on Monday at the White House.

Kevin Plank has more than just admiration for President Donald Trump's business skills ("Under Armour reckons with backlash to CEO's comments on Trump," Feb. 9), like Mr. Trump, Mr. Plank seeks to pay as little taxes as possible, no matter what.

Take the $660 million in tax increment financing for Mr. Plank's Sagamore Development so that it can build Port Covington, a new headquarters for Under Armour and mixed-used development in Baltimore. This tax break for Sagamore will adversely effect funding for Baltimore's schools for the next 40 years because Sagamore's property tax payments will be going to pay off bonds, not support Baltimore's general fund, which is where money for public schools comes from. That Mr. Plank profits at the expense of Baltimore City public school students is not right.

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Katie Riback, Baltimore

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