The Marc Steiner Show

8/22/07 Dr. Andres Alonso

Tonight, a very special two hour Marc Steiner Show.  We bring you a conversation with Dr. Andres Alonso, the new CEO of Baltimore City Schools.  He’ll be on the air with the Chairman of the Baltimore City School Board.

My co-producer Marcus says he has seen this scenario a thousand times; a new official comes into a city, and there is a lovey-dovey honeymoon period where everyone extols the virtues of the new official and truly believes this person will have the secret on how to change things.  And then the blush leaves the rose.  What do you think?  Have you heard things from Dr. Alonso that make you feel that maybe this guy has a chance to really make a difference?

Poll: Do you think Dr. Andres Alonso can make Baltimore City Schools better?

Poll: Should Baltimore have an elected school board?

Poll: Should the City-State Partnership be ended?

Poll: Should principals and teachers have more autonomy?

Join us tonight!  Get your questions in beforehand here, or email us at, or call during the show, from 7-9 pm, at 410-662-8780, or 1-866-661-9309 (I finally got those numbers memorized!)


Written by Marc Steiner

Marc Steiner

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  1. City loves to kick students out for “academics” and clear their schools of issues. Problem is they are going around the system and pulling in players for their teams reguardless of their academic history.

    Second if Dr Alonso does 1/4 of what he has said it will be a huge leap forward for the system. He and the Gen. have already been out in school and people who have been slacking are getting worried and starting to plan retirement.

  2. wow– Two hours with the CEo nad no one mentions that the teachers are working without a contract and the union has called for a work to rule. You knew Morris wasn’t going to bring it up, but I thought someone would. Just another cas of the city teachrer being dissed.

  3. Loved the way he responded to the teacher who stated that “these kids” were polluting and poisoning the others. I’m impressed. he’s a very smart man and I think he just may be the one we’ve been waiting for.

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