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Mayoral candidate Elizabeth Embry releases education plan

Mayoral candidate Elizabeth Embry releases education plan
Baltimore City mayoral candidate Elizabeth Embry, left, talks with potential voter Kimberly Haven outside the Board of Elections. (Kenneth K. Lam / Baltimore Sun)

Mayoral candidate Elizabeth Embry this week released a 15-page education policy platform.

The plan, called "The Blueprint for Better Schools," acknowledges the school system's "current failure" but stresses that it can be improved.

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"I will make the education system transparent, data-driven and accountable to Baltimore's families," Embry, a top lawyer at the Attorney General's Office, states in the plan.

The platform calls for increased funding for schools, after-school programs and community schools. Embry said she will more than double the amount of funding the Rawlings-Blake administration commits to such programs.

Embry also said she would work with state lawmakers to make sure school funding isn't harmed when the city awards subsidies for developers; institute regular audits of the schools; and apply CitiStat-style management to North Avenue.

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