The story gets more interesting in Baltimore, with the Maryland General Assembly ready to block the politicized state takeover of 11 Baltimore public schools. Governor Ehrlich seems shocked that there are elected officials who might try to preserve the public schools:
Ehrlich said he was stunned that lawmakers would seek to postpone steps -- authorized by the federal No Child Left Behind law -- designed to improve schools with long track records of failure.
"I'm not going to sentence another generation of kids to dysfunctional schools," the governor said. "We have one school system that's not cutting it."