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Use sports money to improve education

A 10th grade Probability and Statistics class taught by math teacher, Troy Mabry at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute.
A 10th grade Probability and Statistics class taught by math teacher, Troy Mabry at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute.(Lloyd Fox / Baltimore Sun)

If the state really cared about ensuring that students could read at the 10th grade level and accomplish Algebra I, it would force counties to use the many millions they spend on high school football stadiums and other sports programs to reduce class sizes. They could also use the money to provide the one-on-one mentoring that failing students need to become sufficiently proficient that they will be employable after high school.

Anita Heygster, Pasadena

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