Schmoke to Mediate Baltimore City Controversial Charter School Funding Proposal

As reported in the Baltimore Sun, former Baltimore City Mayor Kurt Schmoke has been asked to mediate a disagreement between the Baltimore City Public Schools CEO Gregory Thornton and charter school advocates over a proposed funding cut.

Twenty-six public charter schools faced significant budget cuts under a revised funding formula proposed this month by Thornton. Five charter operators representing eight schools filed a lawsuit against the district last week, contending that it failed to lawfully fund the district’s 34 charters. They said the plan would leave more than a dozen charters struggling to pay for books and teachers.

For more information, see the full story from the Baltimore Sun.

Kurt Schmoke is the President of the University of Baltimore and recently spoke at MACo’s summer conference on the topic of education. For more information, read our previous post, Partnering for Baltimore: Schmoke Shares Perspective at #MACoCon.