Editor’s note: The author of this letter is running for a seat on the Board of Education.
According to data from the Maryland State Department of Education, over one-third of Anne Arundel County Public Schools' 116 institutions experienced a decline in their school performance ratings last year. The recently released Maryland Report Card, which evaluates schools on a one- to five-star scale using various academic and non-academic criteria, revealed that 44 Anne Arundel schools received lower scores in the 2022-2023 school year compared to the previous year.
The district’s current rating stands at a mediocre 3.42, reflecting a disappointing dip compared to the previous academic year of 2021-2022. This decline signals a pressing need for change within our school board, as the level of dissatisfaction among stakeholders continues to mount. It is imperative that we address the shortcomings and implement changes to elevate the educational standards and overall performance across our public school system.
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