If you’ve ever heard of the “white noose” here in Baltimore, here’s another great demonstration.
Pooling local revenue with Baltimore City’s two nearest neighbors results in $3,717 more funding per student for BCPSS students.
If we pooled the whole state, that increase grows to $4,963.
Without including wealthy DC suburbs or the Eastern Shore of Maryland, roughly 75% of the gap in funding for Baltimore City is covered just by stepping across a border designed for segregation.
75% of the gap.
That’s the legacy of state sponsored segregation. That’s what you choose when you live over the border.