Benjamin Franklin High School teacher, Kelly Klinefelter Lee thanks students for their critical thinking skills and citizenship as they continue to study and object to the proposed Energy Answers Incinerator. The proposed incinerator would be built on property a mile from the school and would burn waste including car tires and car parts from Maryland and other states. Curtis Bay is an industrial neighborhood in Baltimore that is already among the most polluted areas in the country.
Students at Benjamin Franklin High School lead protest of the Energy Answers Incinerator planned for construction at a site a mile from the school. Students fear that the incinerator will bring waste including car parts and car tires from other other states and will add lead, mercury and fine particulate pollution to their neighborhood that already ranks as one of the most polluted areas in the country.
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5th grade students at Cross Country Elementary/Middle School in Baltimore write thank you notes to legislators who approved a funding measure for construction and renovation of about 50 Baltimore City schools. Students were looking forward to going to a school with air conditioning, clean bathrooms, unbroken chairs and fewer pests.
Dr. Andres Alonso thanks advocates who worked to gain approval for a one billion dollar construction and renovation fund for Baltimore City Public Schools.
Yasmene Mumby Co-Chair of the Baltimore Education Coalition celebrates the approval of a plan to create a one billion dollar fund to renovate and build new public schools in Baltimore City.