We take a look at public education in Baltimore City, with Dr. David Stone. He is a longtime educator who served on the Baltimore City School Board from 2002 until 2004. He then resigned from the board to become Director of Charter Schools for Baltimore City Public Schools. In 2008, Mayor Sheila Dixon reappointed him to the school board where he served until September of this year. Stone was vice chairman of the school board for three years.
Since 2007 he has also been assistant vice president for Special Education at Kennedy Krieger Institute here in Baltimore. Today, Tom and Dr. Stone are talking about public charter schools in Baltimore City, equity for all public school students and the lack of transparency of the Baltimore City Public Schools budget.
This Saturday, Nov. 21, members of Baltimore City's delegation to the Maryland House of Delegates will hold a public hearing on education. Among the agenda items: Public charter schools, public schools recommended for closure and school police. The meeting will be held at Morgan State University's Murphy Fine Arts Center from 10 am until 1 pm. Click here for more information.