Maryland state Department of Education overseas Baltimore county public schools.
The Baltimore County Education Foundation put on the superintendent’s annual “State of the Schools” address this month, a luncheon for hundreds at Martin’s West in Windsor Mill during which Superintendent Dallas Dance highlighted successes and his plans for the coming year.
But the nonprofit foundation didn’t pay for the entire event. It relied on sponsors — including several companies that have contracts with the school system.
Daly Computers Inc., which was awarded a $200 million contract in March to provide laptops to each student and teacher, gave $7,500 to the foundation as a sponsor. AdvancePath, a program used in high schools to help students stay on track to graduate, gave $50,000.
Discovery Education, McGraw-Hill Education and Pearson, which also have contracts with county schools, sponsored the event, as well.
Jennifer Bevan-Dangel, executive director of watchdog group Common Cause Maryland, said that while the sponsorships enabled the district to spare taxpayer dollars, the corporate contributions could give the appearance of favoritism. Many nonprofits have written policies making it clear that donations don’t give contributors authority over the nonprofit’s actions.
“If there aren’t proper procedures or a firewall, it certainly raises the question of whether the donations are buying access later on,” Bevan-Dangel said. >>> Read more Baltimore Sun
Dr. Lillian M. Lowery Maryland State Superintendent of schools (Pictured above) has been criticized for showing very poor leadership skills in various ways including discriminatory conduct. She has received an F grade for Common Core meetings and other reform implementations in Maryland so far. Above all, she does not believe in the due process of the law and continues to contribute to the culture of impunity.
In our opinion, We aver and therefore believe Maryland State Board of Education President Dr. Charlene Dukes (shown here) has demonstrated a culture of corrupt leadership style and continues “an integrated pattern of pay to play,” High suspension rates, violation of due process rights, manipulation inter alia during her tenure as President for Maryland State Board of Education.
The Baltimore County Education Foundation put on the superintendent Dallas’s annual “State of the Schools” address this month in a culture of “pay to play” currently in progress within Maryland school system.