Maryland's new Economic Council will help the state do a better job of attracting businesses and helping them to become more competitive, says Delali Dzirasa, CEO of Fearless, a digital services firm based in Baltimore.
The role of community colleges in bringing equity to higher education is all the more crucial after the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling against affirmative action in college admission, Sandra L. Kurtinitis, president of the Community College of Baltimore County, says.
Plans for Harborplace redevelopment need more transparency, a city resident favoring a high-rise residential and retail approach says; Gov. Wes Moore understands the power of history, leaders of organizations devoted to history and preservation say.
Mayor Brandon Scott should remove Baltimore homeowner properties from the tax sale auction, as he did last year, Allison Harris, director of the Home Preservation Project at the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland, says. Campuses of historically Black colleges in Maryland are among those urgently in need of modernization, Paul Clary, co-founder of MD Energy Advisors, says; the work of the state Attorney General's Office in the Baltimore Archdiocese sex abuse investigation merits praise, a city resident says.
Segregation remains a reality in Baltimore County schools, a parent of a county school student says; lack of an effective inclusionary housing policy reinforces a system that subsidizes segregation in Baltimore, a policy analyst says; families can take steps to ease the transition of people with developmental disabilities into adulthood, a services coordinator says.