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March 4, 2009

Michael Steele takes a shot at Baltimore high school

Sara Neufeld reports on the Inside Ed blog that Rush Limbaugh wasn't the only one Michael Steele took a swipe at in his CNN interview over the weekend. He also criticized Frederick Douglass High School in Baltimore as a place where Democratic leadership is failing inner-city kids. This is particularly interesting given that:

--Steele once pledged to personally ensure that Douglass improved


--Gov. O'Malley happens to have a town hall meeting there tonight to discuss the federal stimulus package and its impact on Maryland education.

Sara will be covering the meeting tonight, so check back to see if this comes up.

Posted by Andy Green at 1:33 PM | | Comments (2)
Categories: Michael Steele


Okie Dokie

Steele didn't need to venture to Baltimore... DC schools spend close to $15,000 per student and get no results. It proves money doesn't always buy performance. Really you need early education, parental involvement at young ages and you need to foster an environment where students can learn in...not a gang-ridden, skip-school, and rap is king world. But we're more worried about not hurting feelings and throwing money at a problem that requires more than the allmighty (or maybe now the all-faltering) dollar

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