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Betrayal of Trust

Flew in from Tucson last night to attend Dallas Dance’s sentencing. After about 2 hours including statements for the prosecution by former superintendent Bob Dubel and BOE member Roger Hayden and 6 speakers for the defense, sentence was announced. Baltimore … Continue reading

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Bedbugs in BCPS Laptops?

The latest article in The Baltimore Post shares emails from top personnel in the IT department of the Baltimore County Public Schools.  The emails discuss bedbugs destroying the laptops.  You just can’t make this stuff up. More proof that the leadership … Continue reading

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No Apology

In her most recent article, Ann Costantino describes the racous meeting of the Baltimore County Board of Education held April 3, 2018.  Costantino quotes a letter I wrote to one of the Board members.  I was appalled by the behavior … Continue reading

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It’s Only Money…someone else’s.

Didn’t we used to call stuff like fuzzy math? More on the BCPS STAT debacle

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More of the Same…

There will be no public comment at next meeting of the Board of Education if Baltimore County tomorrow, Tuesday, April 3, 2018.  Are we surprised? Real question is: what motivates them to shut out stakeholders’ opinions?  Are they smug, thinking they … Continue reading

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Afraid to Speak Out?

Baltimore County Board of Education member Kathleen Causey wants to hear from teachers.  For those who are hesitant to express any criticism of current BCPS initiatives, Causey set up a post office box to hear from teachers, which she shared … Continue reading

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Definition of Insanity?

Doing the same thing over again and expecting the different result?  Is this what Baltimore County Public Schools is doing?  Brenda Peiffer’s Op-Ed in The Baltimore Sun is an indication that this may be the case.  Read it here

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When a Rift is Really a Gulf

An article from The Baltimore Sun today finally tells the story of a school board with a reality disconnect. “It’s frustrating to see that there are four members of the board who basically don’t feel they have any say,” he … Continue reading

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Dr. Dance Goes to Trial

Today was a fork in the road for us. Bill and I sat in the front row in the courtroom when Dallas Dance pleaded guilty to four counts of perjury and listened to the state prosecutor read all 66 pages … Continue reading

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PEG and Baltimore County Public Schools

Have concerns about recent reports of deteroirating behavior management in BCPS? If so, the following articles may interest you.  Warning:  contains highly controversial material.  May result in heated arguments.   “PEG’s influence on these discipline policies, Benner said, is destructive. … Continue reading

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