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"A Big Build for City Schools" Op Ed by {ABAG Member] Baltimore Community Foundation

Wednesday, October 26, 2011   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Buffy Beaudoin Schwartz
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October 25, 2011

By Heather R. Mizeur and Thomas Wilcox


No heat in the winter. No air conditioning in the summer. Windows painted shut since the 1950s trap stagnant air that triggers infections and asthma attacks. Broken water fountains sit rusted outside crammed, crumbling classrooms.

The U.S. Constitution protects prisoners from ever facing such conditions. Yet a letter to the Baltimore Sun on Oct. 16 revealed that Baltimore's schoolchildren suffer these indignities every day. The writers were neither parents nor teachers but a group of middle school students themselves

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Del. Heather R. Mizeur, a Montgomery County Democrat, is vice chair for education and economic development on the House Appropriations Committee. Her email is heather.mizeur@house.state.md.us. Thomas E. Wilcox is president of [ABAG Member] the Baltimore Community Foundation. His email is twilcox@bcf.org.

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