Fixing Maryland's School Monopolies

Maryland may be America in Miniature, but in at least one respect we’re big.  The half-dozen public school systems from Baltimore to the DC suburbs are all among the 100 largest in the country, each enrolling more than 50,000 students.  These systems have not covered themselves in glory during the pandemic, stubbornly remaining closed to in-person learning even as many public schools in other states – and many private and parochial schools in their areas – have heroically and safely done much more to mitigate their students’ learning and earning losses in the time of Covid-19.