Lawmakers override Hogan’s Protect Our Schools Act veto

    • I love it when bad bills die.
    • By Cara Newcomer Capital News Service
  • Apr 6, 2017

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland lawmakers voted Thursday to override Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of a bill that would specify which measures could be considered when determining a school’s quality, prohibiting student testing from being one of them.

Student testing will still be considered an academic indicator, which makes up 65 percent of the school’s overall evaluation, while quality indicators make up the other 35 percent.

The bill restricts the state’s ability to intervene in failing schools, which opponents worry is intended to limit the creation of charter schools and voucher systems.

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