Ehrlich would cut school funding, Baltimore to be hit hardest
Our political reporters wrote a story yesterday outlining gubernatorial candidate Bob Ehrlich's plan to cut school funding to offset rolling back the state's sales tax. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake responded to the plan, defending the city school system as an investment worth making for the state. An e-mail to schools CEO Andres Alonso seeking his thoughts went unanswered. Ehrlich's position comes at a time when Maryland school districts, the city especially, are celebrating some landmark accomplishments. It also coincides with the release of a report this week by The Center for Public Education, which outlines how public education funding is in crisis.