Morris released a statement at 3 p.m. saying, "It disturbs me greatly that this matter has become a distraction to the public's appreciation for the enormous progress our school system has made under my tenure."
He said in the statement that he had notified schools chief Andres Alonso on Saturday morning that he had "rescinded my acceptance of the position of deputy CEO for operations. I encouraged him to do a thorough search and identify another highly qualified person to perform this important role."
This appointment was shady. Morris is part of the Baltimore Economic Council, which Martin O'Malley is indepted to in so many ways, political and especially financial. Many people are saying, and I have to agree, that O'Malley was probably the hand behind all of this.
It disturbs me greatly that this matter has become a distraction to the public's appreciation for the enormous progress our school system has made under my tenure. I am very proud of my service on behalf of Baltimore's children, and I feel a sense of pride knowing how far we have come over the last six years. I will continue to be an advocate for our children as my record of service indicates. I look forward to determining the ways in which I can continue to serve the youth of this city.
The text from Alonso. You can read it at the link.
I think "The people" won one. Actually, I think the BEC forced the resignation because if people started following the money trail, they would be further exposed, only this time, the public would be paying attention.