Archive for May 2015

Charter Schools: Sandtown Lessons for Montgomery County

Charter Schools:  Sandtown Lessons for Montgomery County by Gordon Brenne, Vice-President, MCTL The recent focus on poverty and public programs in Baltimore City’s Sandtown neighborhood where Freddie Gray grew up provide an opportunity to look at how approaches to education can make a difference.  Thirty-one of the 47 charter schools in Maryland are concentrated in…

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Are Charter Schools a More Cost-Effective Solution to Closing the Achievement Gap?

Montgomery County Taxpayers League Meeting – May 13, 2015 Topic:  “Are Charter Schools a More Cost-Effective Solution to Closing the Achievement Gap?” Speaker: Jeanne Allen, Founder, Center for Education Reform Here are the questions sent to the speaker in advance of our meeting: 1.  What is the mission and what are the overall goals of…

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