Baltimore Issues Update: Charter School Funding & Housing Authority Scandal | WYPR

Baltimore Issues Update: Charter School Funding & Housing Authority Scandal

Oct 29, 2015

  Today on Midday we’ll hear from a panel of experts including City Councilman, Carl Stokes, and Greg Countess, director of housing advocacy and community economic development at Legal Aid, on the controversy at the Housing Authority of Baltimore City. Residents at some of Baltimore’s public housing developments are dealing with no heat and no water this fall. And yesterday, Housing Commissioner Paul Graziano said a federal investigation is underway over allegations that some housing maintenance workers demanded sex in return for repairs.

At the top of the hour, Baltimore Sun education reporter Erica Green and Chair of the Maryland Alliance of Public Charter Schools, Will McKenna join us to explain the discord over funding between city schools and charter schools.