Following a huge round of layoffs for city officials and teachers alike, we need to prevent another gigantic budget gap like last year’s deficit of over $129 million. We need to get more funding for students in Baltimore City Schools.
Baltimore Schools are underfunded and have been for a long time. This is due to Baltimore schools getting about 70% of its funding from the state, and state lawmakers have shown that the needs of Baltimore City Schools are not a priority. This means that we have a majority of our budget coming from people who don’t care about us.