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Posted at 6:38 PM ET, 06/ 3/2010

Weast recommends against two charters

By Anne Bartlett

Montgomery County schools Superintendent Jerry D. Weast on Thursday recommended that two charter school applications be turned down, after a review panel also recommended against their approval, the Washington Post's Michael Birnbaum reports.

The Montgomery County Board of Education, which has final say over the decision, will discuss and vote on the applications on Tuesday.

There are no charter schools in Montgomery County, even though charters, which are privately run but publically funded, have flourished across the border in D.C.

Global Garden and Crossway Community Montessori are the two applicants. If the Board of Education turns them down, they will be able to appeal to the Maryland State Board of Education.

By Anne Bartlett  | June 3, 2010; 6:38 PM ET
Categories:  Maryland  
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What is it with MoCo, my home county? It's unlikely there are NO good-quality charter proposals. Where's the guts to accept a little competition that MCPS might learn from?

Posted by: SilverSpringer1 | June 3, 2010 10:07 PM | Report abuse

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