EPISODE 58: Stuart Berger tells his story of educating the children of Baltimore County

It’s been over a quarter of a century since Stuart Berger had to climb out of a window at school board meeting in Baltimore County but he’s back to set the record straight. In the early 1990s, Berger created chaos simply by asking tough questions and trying to make changes as the Superintendent of Baltimore County Schools.

Don Mohler worked for Berger in those days and now they’re back to tell some old tales and to discuss the state of modern education. And as you know, the Kirwan Commission will be discussed at length as well.

Nestor Aparicio is simply the former Baltimore County school student trying to learn the history of his education “in the system.”

This is Part One, which paints a picture of the times. Part Two, coming this weekend, is a lengthier tale of the history in Baltimore County and the many challenges we have with education in modern America.

 

OUR UPCOMING BALTIMORE POSITIVE EVENTS:

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2: Our U.S. Congressman John Sarbanes from the 3rd District will join us at Faidley’s Seafood in Lexington Market at 11 a.m.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3: A morning doubleheader with Baltimore Homecoming leaders J.M. Schapiro and Nate Loewentheil at 8:45 a.m. and our U.S. Senator Ben Cardin at 10 a.m. from State Fare in Catonsville.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10: State Senator Bill Ferguson will join us at Faidley’s Seafood in Lexington Market at 9 a.m.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16: Local business leader Mark Weller joins us at Rye Street Tavern at 5:30 p.m. for a special Happy Hour from Port Covington.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18: Former NAACP President Ben Jealous joins us at 11 a.m. at State Fare in Catonsville.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7: Chair of the Appropriation Committee of the Maryland House of Delgates Maggie McIntosh will join us at State Fare in Catonsville at 9 a.m.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21: We are back at State Fare in Catonsville for an powerful doubleheader with Maryland Speaker of The House Adrienne Jones at 10 a.m. and Baltimore City Schools C.E.O. Sonya Santelise at 11:30 a.m.

We want to thank all of our sponsors, supporters and friends who have allowed this Baltimore Positive platform and movement to become part of your lives and routine. And thank you for sharing our conversations with your community and world!

Hope to see you around Baltimore soon..

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