Thursday, January 31, 2008

Md. Bill To Target Tenure of Grasmick

In the Washington Post...

O'Malley, Schools Superintendent In Power Struggle
By John Wagner
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, January 31, 2008; Page B01
Democratic leaders of the Maryland General Assembly are preparing to push a bill that would effectively rescind the recent four-year reappointment of embattled State Schools Superintendent Nancy S. Grasmick and allow new school board appointees of Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) to decide whether to extend her tenure beyond this year.

The bill, which lawmakers said will be introduced in the Senate by early next week, is the latest move in a bitter power struggle between O'Malley, who has feuded with Grasmick and wants her replaced, and a long-serving superintendent who is close to former governors Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) and William Donald Schaefer (D).

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