Author: Brian Ess

Taking it one day, one hour, one minute, one second at a time. Dad, data dork, recoverer, public education supporter, developing policy wonk. per aspera ad astra

Dred Scott v. Sandford – 1857

Early this morning, after 145 years, the Statue of Chief Justice Roger B. Taney was removed from the grounds of the Maryland State House at the approval of the State House Trust by a vote of 3-0-1 in favor of removal at their meeting Wednesday night.

Education General Assembly

Additional Thoughts on Consolidation Task Force Meeting

During introductions, we did not hear the affiliation “parent” more than a half-dozen times. That’s a big problem since parents are directly affected by changes to the education system because, as you might guess, their children experience the changes first-hand when they occur. We don’t even know how the task force members were selected or appointed. They were just…there. That’s also a problem.

Education General Assembly

Emotions Run High at Education Forum

It’s important right now, with just 13 legislative days remaining for the General Assembly, that you get some face time with your Senator and Representative. The GA is in recess right now, so you can find them in your district. YOU NEED TO TALK TO THEM about this absurdity being touted as a “Budget”. It’s unacceptable.

Education General Assembly

Two Sides to the Same District

Christina is the only district affected by HS1. In any other District in the state, students may apply for admissions to any charter in their district and the school may exercise their admissions preference to grant admissions to “internal” district students before considering¬†students from outside districts.