Today, advocates and parents of Baltimore City Schools students sent a letter to Maryland officials urging them to take specific steps to support the students’ right to an education and fulfill the State’s responsibility under the Maryland Constitution and binding court orders. The letter details how the fiscal year 2022 budget and the legislative session is an opportunity to recognize the unconstitutional lack of educational resources in Baltimore City, stop the snowballing generational effects of underfunded education, and make these communities whole.
Read the full letter here.
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