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After uproar over Baltimore kids’ enduring cold schools, fundraising and repairs underway

By Emily Shapiro,

After photos circulated widely on social media this week of Baltimore schoolchildren huddled in coats in cold schools, a college student started a fundraising campaign that has far exceeded its goal and the district is making emergency repairs.

Among those posting this week about the problem of inadequately-heated schools was former NFL player Aaron Maybin, a Baltimore native who now works at a city elementary school.

“This.Is.Unacceptable,” Maybin wrote on in a tweet with a video of young children at a school. “It’s really ridiculous the kind of environment we place our children into and expect them to get an education. I got two classes in one room, kids are freezing, Lights are off. No computers. We’re doing our best but our kids don’t deserve this.”


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