Dinner cruises. Fried chicken and biscuits. Theater performances. A mother/daughter makeover. Such were activities that Baltimore City Schools spent using federal stimulus and Title I funds, a federal audit discovered.
Classrooms crowded with more than 30 students. No electives or advanced placement classes. No sports or music. This is the future for some local schools if finances continue on their current trend — and it might happen sooner than later.
Indiana school districts that won voters' approval last week for the majority of the tax increases they had sought to boost school funding may be becoming more skilled at selling the public on the need for those tax hikes, say experts who've tracked Indiana's school referendums for several years.