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FLASHBACK: Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz Called Dallas Dance’s Resignation A “Tremendous Loss For Our County”
In light of the fact that former Baltimore County schools Superintendent Dallas Dance was sentenced to jail time today, it is instructive to look back at Dr. Dance’s close relationship with County Executive Kevin Kamenetz:
County Executive Kamenetz said Dr. Dance’s resignation was a “tremendous loss for our County and our students”:
“This is a tremendous loss for our County and our students,” said Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. “Dr. Dance and I have worked closely together over the last five years and achieved incredible accomplishments including increasing graduation rates for all students, narrowing the achievement gap and making huge progress toward providing healthy 21st century learning environments. I am confident the school board will recruit the best new superintendent to continue Dr. Dance’s legacy of providing a quality education for our students."
It's no secret that education plays a major role in the minds of voters when evaluating their choices for governor. The February Goucher College Poll found that 24% of Marylanders said education was the single most important issue in determining their vote for governor.
As the Washington Post and Baltimore Sun have detailed this week, education scandals on the local level will be a massive hurdle for both Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker and Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz as they try to appeal to voters, the vast majority of whom value education highly.
"Baltimore County residents have a right to know how the County Executive bamboozled the County Council into getting him out of a pending lawsuit. We're going to shine a light on Kamenetz's shady dealing and ensure Baltimore County residents get some answers."
- Chairman Dirk Haire