The county’s state senators and delegates, who failed to offer Mr. Baker the instruments he wanted to tackle the difficult job of faculty reform, now sit on the sidelines and level fingers. Ms. Alsobrooks is true when she says her authority over the faculties is proscribed, however she nonetheless must step up with extra forceful management. She informed us she plans to nominate a examine group to look at the difficulty of faculty governance in hopes of constructing suggestions to the Normal Meeting. However hasn’t Prince George’s County discovered the exhausting manner that college boards — be they appointed or elected — don’t resolve issues however are the issue? Beneath Monica Goldson, the college system’s chief govt, there was progress, however it’s imperiled. How can she presumably recruit expertise to Prince George’s when its board is such a humiliation? For that matter, how lengthy will she be keen to stay round? We urge Ms. Alsobrooks to look to neighboring D.C. and different locations the place govt authority over the faculties has produced significant outcomes for college students. She ought to demand the identical for the kids of Prince George’s County.