Jack Young's Baltimore school fund would accomplish little

Our view: Letting the City Council designate revenues for a school construction fund would set a bad precedent without making a real dent in Baltimore's facilities backlog

Baltimore City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young is absolutely right that the city's school buildings are badly outdated and that the city is not doing nearly enough to reduce the backlog of maintenance problems, estimated at some $2.8 billion. However, the means through which he has chosen to address the issue — a charter amendment he and Councilman James Kraft have introduced to create a special fund for school facilities improvements — is ... Full Story »

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