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Citizen Commentary:  One Year After Carroll Passes School Flag Policy, Anne Arundel Looks To Do The Same

Overall, I’ve been extremely pleased with our county’s flag policy and keeping our public schools focused on academics.  I would highly encourage the school board members of Anne Arundel County to follow our county’s lead.

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More Carroll County Parents Speak Up in Debate Over Child Gender Ideology

As the school year comes to an end and Pride month begins, more Carroll County parents are voicing their opinions in the debate over social justice initiatives aimed at influencing children, like child gender ideology. | Friday, June 9th, marked the 1 year anniversary that CCPS Board Members passed a flag policy that limits classroom flag displays to the U.S., state and county flags.  At the time, activists like Amanda Jozkowski, who ran for and lost her bid for the BOE in 2022, were opposed to the measure which prevented social justice, political and religious symbols from being displayed.  

School officials have made it clear that the policy only pertains to the walls of the classroom and that the freedom of individual expression remains protected; allowing a teacher or student to wear attire that supports Pride and other social causes.

However, this hasn’t appeased all child gender ideology activists, with some CCPS staff aligned with the cause exploiting gaps in the flag policy to make a statement.

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Board of Education: Fiscal 2024 Budget Passes Unanimously and Includes 36 million Over Last Year

Mr. Whisler, Mrs. Herbert and Mrs. Sivigny praised the Commissioners for their work on the FY 2024 budget and partnership they have with CCPS

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Whistleblower: “Ethics Violation” in MD Superintendent Choudhury’s Ties to Firm Granted Half-Million Dollars in Exclusive Contracts

A former Maryland State Department of Education executive has come forward accusing State Superintendent Mohammed Choudhury of impropriety regarding business dealings with a consulting firm awarded sole-source contracts totaling a half-million dollars.|“The State Board of Education should immediately open an internal investigation.  Blueprint is the most important initiative for our public education system. The bar should be set high for any contractual services supporting the program.  For Superintendent Choudhury to bypass proper vetting and grant a sole source, half-million dollar contract to a personal friend is at best unethical and reflects poor judgment.  The gross misuse of taxpayer funds puts Maryland’s Blueprint at risk and shakes the public’s confidence in the Superintendent.” 

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What was State BOE President Crawford thinking when he hired scandal-ridden Superintendent Mohammed Choudhury?

History would be made when State BOE President Clarence Crawford hired Mohammed Choudhury as Maryland Superintendent, but not for the reasons you think.|Former colleagues who knew and had worked with Choudhury during his days as Associate Superintendent in the San Antonio public school system said they weren’t surprised by what was happening in the MSDE. 

“Complaints were filed against him in San Antonio.  He would railroad others, there were accusations of sexism.  His behavior is nothing new, makes me question the search process in Maryland,” said a source.

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Fox 45’s Project Baltimore to Cover Informed Carroll’s Story on State Superintendent of Schools

The source, who has also spoken with Informed Carroll, has also confirmed they will be covering State Superintendent’s misconduct as reported last week by Informed Carroll, where the former executive and several other sources shared stories that described an organization in disarray.|Christ Papst of Fox 45 asks the source, “Had Project Baltimore had not done the story on those 23 schools in Baltimore City, with zero students who tested proficient in math, do you think that data gets changed?”

“I think the data would have stayed the same.  I think they’re trying to hide that the public school system is in worse shape than what we thought.” said the former executive.

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Four Pinocchios: Former BOE Candidate Falsely Attacks Superintendent, Spreads Disinformation on State Education Blueprint

The fact is that the shift in resources based on “equity” metrics weren’t required of Carroll County Public Schools until Blueprint arrived.  CCPS currently operates under an “equal opportunity” model, where in order to accommodate the “equitable outcome” requirement of Blueprint without drawing from existing resources, CCPS requires an additional $6 million.   

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Former MSDE Executive: “Choudhury’s leadership puts Education Blueprint at risk”

A former MSDE executive close to the situation had this to say:

“For me the worst thing about Blueprint is the leadership who’s left leading it.  They are effectively flying blind…Simply put, Choudhury’s leadership puts Blueprint at risk.”

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Carroll County Commissioners and BOE send joint letter expressing “strong and mutual” opposition to HB 119

The Carroll County Board of County Commissioners and Board of Education have sent a joint letter to the Carroll County delegation expressing their opposition to House Bill 119. 

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