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    JamieG from Md, Lujane

    not solve the problem, because in some larger sense, the public schools in a place represent the community and if the public schools are not what the community wants, then the community would have to look at itself more deeply to see what change they want to make within themselves to produce better schools.  Meanwhile, passing this kind of law won't just apply to PGPS, but to all MD counties and would invite conservative political forces in to disrupt some very fine school districts in order to promote the right-wing education agenda.  We shouldn't sacrifice all districts to "save" PGCPS even when PGCPS has the power to save itself if that is what the wider community really wants to do.  Also, it's questionable that PGCPS even needs to be saved.  They've had a lot of different superintendents, but that's because some of them were sponsored already by right-wing foundations, e.g. Deasy, whose a Broad man who was pulled from PGCPS probably for political reasons, and is now supe in LA county where he is promoting a right-wing agenda for Rheeform.  I think he came to PGCPS and found that the political climate wasn't conducive to what he and his backers want to achieve so he pulled out.  

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    by helfenburg on Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 04:40:35 AM PDT

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