Prince George's County Board of Education Chairwoman Verjeana Jacobs, '96, was quoted in The Washington Post and WTOP on County Executive Rushern L. Baker III's (D) plan to take over the school system by appointing a new superintendent to his
cabinet and assuming authority over the school system’s $1.7 billion
Jacobs said she recently talked to a teacher who said she worked for the
system for 14 years and had seen seven superintendents come through the
system. "If a superintendent works at the pleasure of the county
executive, who is elected every four years, how does that lead to
stability?” Jacobs asked.