Maryland Gov. Parris Glendening has upset many Prince Georges County citizens, not only because of the financial problems he left for his successor as county executive but also for his insistence on ending non-profit groups' "casino nights" there. Now the governor seems ready to make amends.
Unfortunately, he wants to do it with $250 million in state funds, in a mirror of the settlement recently bestowed on the Baltimore City school system. In Baltimore's case, the money was promised to end a lawsuit over whether children there were receiving an adequate education. In Prince Georges County the the cash would go for construction of new neighborhood schools as the county gets ready for the end of a long-standing school-busing plan.
We wish the children of Baltimore and Prince Georges County only the best. Whoever is at fault for the state of their school systems, it isn't them, and they deserve the chance to succeed as much as anyone.