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Dance should stay, Miller should go

Baltimore County Schools superintendent Dallas Dance defends controversial retweet. (WJZ)

Ann Miller, a member of the Baltimore County Board of Education, should be required to take and pass a sensitivity training course if she is allowed to remain on the board ("BCPS board member: Dallas Dance must go," Nov. 15). Of course, a better choice would be for her to resign.

We really do not need a would-be dictator involved with the education of the children of Baltimore County. Ms. Miller apparently has no understanding of racist history in Baltimore County or simply doesn't care. She has an agenda and will only listen to those who agree with her pronouncements. Ms. Miller wants Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dallas Dance to resign or be terminated. She claims to be a "fair person," but her op-ed does not support this.

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Ms. Miller is upset and concerned that some students have been harassed because they were Donald Trump supporters. She conveniently fails to mention the much more widely reported attacks on minority students because that does not support her narrative. She claims to have been contacted by several people who are unhappy with Mr. Dance's retweet. Clearly, these people knew where to go to find a willing listener.

Ms. Miller is attempting to make a case against Mr. Dance as he is unwilling to march to her drumbeat. I have been concerned with board membership for some time. Often, board members have a strong personal agenda, and they see board membership as a vehicle for pushing this agenda forward. People like Ms. Miller need to be closely watched as they tend to abuse the power they have given.

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Mr. Dance should not have to defend himself against these ridiculous attacks. He should stay and Ms. Miller should go.

Edward McCarey McDonnell, Baltimore

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