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Protect Baltimore school funding

Councilman Carl Stokes talks about the bills during the City Council vote on 3 bills related to the Port Covington project. (Lloyd Fox, Baltimore Sun video)

What the article, "Baltimore officials approve $100 million community benefits deal with Port Covington developers" (Sept. 14), does not even mention is the effect the $660 tax increment finance (TIF) plan will have on the funding for Baltimore City schools over the next 40 years.

City Council members should ask the Port Covington developers for a binding agreement that funding for Baltimore City schools will not be affected for the next 40 years. Otherwise, Port Covington will be built on the backs of Baltimore's public school students.

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Katie Riback, Baltimore

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