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Mongomery County lawmakers: Teacher raises won't narrow student achievement gap

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Montgomery County lawmakers say the county school system should spend more of its limited funds to close a troubling gap between white and Asian students and their black and Latino counterparts. Of MCPS' proposed $2.1 billion fiscal 2014 operating budget, only 0.1 percent is dedicated to efforts to reduce the achievement gap. The pay raises were "a direct investment in our students," said MCPS...

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