Dallas Dance and the loss of trust

“The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones.” As any Baltimore County high school English student can tell you, William Shakespeare put those words in the mouth of Mark Antony after the death of Julius Caesar. But centuries later, similar thoughts might be applied to the conviction of former Superintendent Dallas Dance, who pleaded guilty Thursday on multiple perjury charges. Whatever good Mr. Dance did for Baltimore County Public Schools — and we would argue that his efforts on fixing educational disparity were praiseworthy — they are no longer much in the public’s mind. They are not his legacy. (Balt. Sun)

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