State of Public Education in Baltimore

School closuresNovember 14, 2013 – Segment 2

In the wake of the announcement that Baltimore City is planning to close seven city schools, we begin our show with a roundtable discussion on education in Baltimore. In addition to the school closings, we will discuss the 10-year school construction plan as well as a recent report that Baltimore City suspended Pre-K students at a rate far higher than any other district in Maryland last year. Our guests include:

  • Michael Eugene Johnson, community leader who attended Northwestern High School, which has been slated for closing under the 10-year plan;
  • Dr. Roni Ellington, Associate Professor of Mathematics Education at Morgan State University;
  • David Beard, Education Policy Director, Advocates for Children and Youth;
  • and Hassan Giordano, Host of Reporter’s Roundtable and publisher of


Written by Marc Steiner

Marc Steiner

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