We take a look at the newly released Baltimore City school system's 10 year plan, which would close some schools and renovate others over the next decade to deal with infrastructural problems. Joining us to discuss the plan and some of the controversy surrounding it are:
Audits of the Baltimore City Public Schools (BCPS) have revealed issues with bookkeeping, debt collection, and millions of unaccounted-for dollars in overtime and overpayment to employees and contractors.
Marc sits down with Andres Alonso, CEO of Baltimore City Public Schools, to talk about the current state of the city's education system. Alonso will address the effects of the new budget on education in Baltimore and his plans to improve city schools.
How has teaching changed in recent years, and how do education experts see it changing in coming years? These questions and others are discussed by our panel this hour, which was taped at Johns Hopkins University on April 25, 2011.
Last week the Council of the Great City Schools released a report that
documented the staggering achievement gap between black male students
and their peers.
Tony Geraci, the head of the Food and Nutrition Services Department in the Baltimore City Public Schools, updates us on what's being served at schools around the city. Never one for boring bureaucratic talk, Geraci discusses the struggle of making institutional change in the school system, and why he thinks fresh, local food is important to bring to all kids.