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  • Rolley urges vouchers, mayoral control of Baltimore schools

    Rolley urges vouchers, mayoral control of Baltimore schools
    Mayoral candidate and former city planning director Otis Rolley III has vowed to offer private school vouchers to students zoned to attend failing middle schools and says he would lobby to restore mayoral control to the city school system. "Our future is...
  • Who does Otis Rolley think he is to tell people where to live?

    Does Otis Rolley actually think that he would have the right to dictate where city employees may live as our next mayor? Imagine my horror when I recently read that Mr. Rolley's plan to rebuild government includes a requirement for all new and/or...
  • Rolley's education policy a head-scratcher

    After reading about Otis Rolley's platform on education ("Rolley urges vouchers, mayoral control of schools," June 12), I again found myself wondering, as I usually do: When are people going to wake up and realize that Baltimore's schools are not "bad...
  • Mayoral candidates debate education, property tax cuts

    Baltimore mayoral candidates vowed to cut property taxes, expand job programs for teenagers and invest more money in neighborhoods at a forum sponsored by two civil rights groups Wednesday night. Former city planning director Otis Rolley drew applause...
  • Balto. teachers union head: Rolley's voucher plan isn't the answer

    Mayoral candidate Otis Rolley III announced last week his "platform" on the future of education for Baltimore City's youth. The cornerstone of Mr. Rolley's plan is a pledge to fund a private school voucher program to address what he has characterized as...
  • 2011 school test scores will be clean, Alonso vows

    2011 school test scores will be clean, Alonso vows
    After announcing that cheating had occurred at two elementary schools in the past two years, Baltimore schools CEO Andrés Alonso vowed Thursday that results of the 2011 Maryland School Assessment tests would be the most "extraordinarily transparent set of...
  • Teachers union head misses the mark in critique of Rolley's voucher plan

    While I have little desire to get into a philosophical debate with the teachers' union over the concept of vouchers in general, I feel compelled to respond to Marietta English's commentary in The Sun about Otis Rolley's education platform. ("Balto....
  • Mayoral challengers sound off on crime

    Challengers to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake seized Tuesday on the Fourth of July violence — including the fatal stabbing of an Alabama man and the shooting of a 4-year-old boy around the fireworks display at the Inner Harbor — saying the...
  • Rawlings-Blake agrees to four debates with mayoral challengers

    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake consented Wednesday to participate in four August debates with those challenging her for her job. "Now that the field is set, I am excited to debate those who are seeking the privilege of serving the people of Baltimore...