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TABCO and Fake News

  Several weeks back I posted a screenshot of a BCPS budget document on the Facebook ABC Schools group page which caused a stir about how health care benefits are funded.  There was a sentence in the document that we … Continue reading

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Looking For Quarters in the Sofa to Fund 1:1 in BCPS

  THIS POST WAS UPDATED MAY 19, 2018 BCPS is raiding all possible funding sources to pay for giving every student a laptop.  Read a thorough explanation of how money is being misappropriated “for the children.”   “The County Office … Continue reading

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Who’s Really Teaching?

In a letter to the editor, Leslie Weber (of the Baltimore County Parents and Teachers Association) and Cynthia Boyd (parent and physician) succintly lay out the problem between the educational technology industry and public education.  The letter was witten in … Continue reading

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Throwback Friday?

  Pete Fitzpatrick wants to be on the Baltimore County School Board and is running in District  1.  Fitzpatrick wrote a letter to the editor in The Baltimore Sun, critical of Dr. Karen Salmon, the Maryland State Board of Education Superintendent, … Continue reading

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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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