Baker’s public schools takeover: Achievement or Achilles’ heel?

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Washington Post

May 1, 12:00 AM

Baker’s public schools takeover: Achievement or Achilles’ heel?

Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III took the bold step five years ago of asking state lawmakers to make him responsible for the county’s educational system, convinced that students needed better options and that failing schools were scaring off potential residents and stunting economic growth.

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