Quickly, last week there was a vote in the Maryland state assembly to let PG County and Baltimore voters vote to place people on the school board. The PG County representatives were split but voted in favor. However the Baltimore city representatives voted against the measure, hands down.
As it currently stands, Baltimore voters have no say concerning the school board. The mayor of Baltimore and the governor of Maryland appoints people to the school board. The problem with this arrangement is the school board is not accountable to anyone. They can do what ever they want to do and they do so.
The Baltimore representatives have said to the citizens of Baltimore, you are too stupid to trust to vote.