Yesterday the Maryland General Assembly voted to override Governor Larry Hogan’s veto of a bill meant to protect public schools against the privatization agenda of Betsy DeVos.
Maryland has a rightwing Republican Governor, Larry Hogan, who has appointed a pro-privatization state board of education.
But Maryland also has a legislature controlled by Democrats. They hold a veto-proof majority.
The legislature passed an anti-privatization bill called the “Protect Our Schools Act,” intended to block state takeovers and the Trump/DeVos agenda.
Governor Hogan vetoed the bill on Wednesday, saying it would prevent the state from identifying low-performing schools and taking them over (and privatizing them). His appointed state board agreed with him.
Yesterday, the Democratic-controlled legislature overrode Hogan’s veto.
The governor is angry:
The bill [that he vetoed] would set standards for how the state would identify low-performing schools that Hogan says rely too little on standardized tests. And it would prevent…
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