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It’s bad enough that the new Anne Arundel School Board Nominating Commission is taking power away from the parents and taxpayers of Anne Arundel County. But now, the start of their work has snuck up on everybody:

The county’s new School Board Nominating Commission will hold its first organizational meeting tomorrow.

The 11-member commission, which was created last year, is charged with submitting nominees for the county school board to the governor. The governor must then appoint new school board members from that list.

The commission was the legislature’s answer to calls for a more democratic school board. Under the previous system, the governor was under no obligation to appoint candidates named by the local nominating convention.

The meeting is open to the public and is set for 6:30 p.m. in the Anne Arundel County Delegation Room in the House Office Building at 6 Bladen St.

I can’t wait to see how the liberal Commission members implement the O’Malley/Leopold vision of public education.

I also take great umbrage to the third paragraph of the blurb, because there is nothing democratic about a process designed to shut the people out of a voice in the selection process, allowing only politically connected insiders to have a voice as to how our public schools will be operated.

It’s a shame that this sham has been foisted by Martin O’Malley and John Leopold upon the residents of Anne Arundel County…


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