History would be made when State BOE President Clarence Crawford hired Mohammed Choudhury as Maryland Superintendent, but not for the reasons you think.|Former colleagues who knew and had worked with Choudhury during his days as Associate Superintendent in the San Antonio public school system said they weren’t surprised by what was happening in the MSDE.
“Complaints were filed against him in San Antonio. He would railroad others, there were accusations of sexism. His behavior is nothing new, makes me question the search process in Maryland,” said a source.
Choudhury continues to be in hot water as Project Baltimore revealed that the Superintendent attempted to HIDE state test scores of 23 failing public schools with zero students who tested proficient in math.
The source, who has also spoken with Informed Carroll, has also confirmed they will be covering State Superintendent’s misconduct as reported last week by Informed Carroll, where the former executive and several other sources shared stories that described an organization in disarray.|Christ Papst of Fox 45 asks the source, “Had Project Baltimore had not done the story on those 23 schools in Baltimore City, with zero students who tested proficient in math, do you think that data gets changed?”
“I think the data would have stayed the same. I think they’re trying to hide that the public school system is in worse shape than what we thought.” said the former executive.
The fact is that the shift in resources based on “equity” metrics weren’t required of Carroll County Public Schools until Blueprint arrived. CCPS currently operates under an “equal opportunity” model, where in order to accommodate the “equitable outcome” requirement of Blueprint without drawing from existing resources, CCPS requires an additional $6 million.
A former MSDE executive close to the situation had this to say:
“For me the worst thing about Blueprint is the leadership who’s left leading it. They are effectively flying blind…Simply put, Choudhury’s leadership puts Blueprint at risk.”
(King Choudhury image sourced from Delmarva Parent Teacher Coalition) Concerned Parents of Carroll County, the group that initiated the petition to “Remove MD State Superintendent Choudhury from Office”, has obtained information … Continue reading More MSDE Employees Come Forward: “He’s a tyrant”
Today, the State Board of Education President issued a public statement pulling back the board’s support of Superintendent Mohammed Choudhury’s House Bill 119. A major blow to Choudhury’s pursuit of … Continue reading The Walls are Closing in on Superintendent Choudhury
Students and parents reported a “Black Resistance Month” bulletin board at a Carroll County high school that included photos of BLM riots and Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the national anthem.
Board of Education President Marsha Herbert gave an impassioned speech to parents regarding the impact of state “Blueprint” education mandates and the resulting budget crisis: “Carroll County Parents…We need your help”
It’s not easy being the most accepting and inclusive, but somebody’s got to do it.