Comment: Howard County Board of Education Meeting ‘Something Out of Reality TV.’
Howard County readers weigh in on the top stories of the week.
Readers took their opinions to Howard County Patch sites this week, flocking most to posts about Gov. Martin O’Malley’s views on gay marriage, the bag tax faltering in the General Assembly, an Ellicott City teen with a second-time cancer diagnosis who has inspired the web phenomenon “Zaching,” and the Howard County school board’s decision to eliminate middle school reading classes.
'Zaching': Maryland Teen With Brain Cancer Inspires Web Phenomenon "What an incredible young man. Not a lot of people could maintain his message of ‘never give up, never give in.’ Praying he beats the odds again." — Margie
(UPDATED) Meshkin Excluded, Then Allowed in School Board Meeting "The 7:30 p.m. session of the February 9th BOE meeting was like something out of reality TV. You have to see it to believe it." - Ann Delacy
School Board Approves Eliminating Middle School Reading Classes “I just can't believe we voted against READING tonight. I predict we are going to regret this decision. My new mission is to try to minimize the damage this will do to our students.” - Cindy Helminski Vaillancourt on the Columbia Patch Facebook page.
Prince George's Bag Tax Falters in General Assembly “Yes! We don't need any more nuisance taxes like this anywhere in Maryland. ‘Pro-business vs Pro-Environment?’ Phooey! This is pure ‘Stop raising taxes on the middle and lower classes!’ ” - Dana Schwartz
Blog: Why Did it Take Them So Long? "Valid question that only our legislature can answer! With CA today declaring a ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, they should be ashamed that they didn't take a stand last year when given the opportunity." - Jenny Antonielli McAtee