Burbey: What Do Great Schools Cost?

From Ryan Burbey, Harford County Public Schools teacher: Much debate over the past couple of years has revolved around taxes and school funding. Local “Tea Party” activists would tell you that they pay too much in taxes and that our schools are massively wasteful institutions. At first glance, your tax bill may seem exorbitant, but […]

It’s Worse: HCPS Budget Picture Darkens as Staff Decries Proposed Pay Cuts


By Aaron Cahall and Cindy Mumby Three weeks ago, the Harford County Public Schools’ fiscal year 2011 budget picture was bad enough that two percent pay cuts for all staff were proposed. On Monday night, the county Board of Education was told that cost increases were even worse than expected last month, and would require […]