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Hogan is Maryland's Scott Walker

I am in total agreement with letter writer Jeff Tarleton ("Hogan's game of divide and conquer," Feb. 26) that Gov. Larry Hogan's only purpose in proposing tax breaks on military pensions was an effort to divide a normally cohesive bloc of voters. I will go one further. The whole proposal by Governor Hogan for charter schools centers around the same.

His proposal involves the exemption that allows charter schools to hire non-union teachers who are not state certified. To top it off, each local school district would be required to turn over to private institutions 98 percent of what they spend per pupil. This panders to parents who believe that their child will receive a better education against the teachers who believe that to be certified raises the level of the people doing the teaching.

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In this, Governor Hogan appears to be just like Govs. Sam Brownback of Kansas and Scott Walker of Wisconsin and former Gov. Tom Corbett of Pennsylvania.

Thomas Simonton, Baltimore

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