Lillie Ellis has lost trust in Maryland schools. Fresh from the funeral of a 16-year-old shot to death in Annapolis last month, she asked the Anne Arundel County school board Wednesday to approve a new charter school, hoping to reach more brown and Black students. “As an active and involved community member, it has been a painful journey over the last 15 years watching former students go to jail or die in the streets where they live,” Ellis said, reading carefully from her written statement.
As Maryland public schools start fall classes, should we trust them?
August 25, 2023