Author: Len Lazarick

Franchot backs education reform, but not mandated Blueprint

Like several of the nine Democratic candidates for governor, Comptroller Peter Franchot makes improving K-12 education part of his standard stump speech.
But Franchot refuses to even mention the Kirwan Commission and the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future the legislature enacted over the governor’s veto that establishes massive changes for public schools and pumps billions more into education.

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Killing journalists is wrong; so is killing newspapers

Thousands of newspapers and magazines have died over their heyday in the past 50 years. I worked for three of them. Newspapers come and newspapers go. But the slow death of the Baltimore Sun and its media group, which includes community papers on which I spent half my career, is particularly painful to watch.

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