From guest blogger Alyssa Morones Maryland's state government took a step forward this week in facilitating partial takeover of the school system in Prince George's County. The Baltimore Sun reported that the county's state Senate delegation voted in support of a bill that would give County Executive Rushern L. Baker III the power to select the county school system's next chief executive officer. Along with the power to select the chief executive officer, this latest bill would give the county executive the power to choose the chair and vice chair of the school board. Four of the school board members ...
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