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Md. State School Board Member Resigns After Governor's Education Order

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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan poses with a bill during a bill signing ceremony in Annapolis, Md., Tuesday, April 12, 2016, the day after the closing of the 2016 legislative session. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan poses with a bill during a bill signing ceremony in Annapolis, Md., Tuesday, April 12, 2016, the day after the closing of the 2016 legislative session. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
James Gates (Photo: University of Maryland) James Gates (Photo: University of Maryland)

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP)- A Maryland State School Board member has quit following Gov. Larry Hogan's executive order requiring schools to start after Labor Day.
    
Local news organizations report that University of Maryland professor James Gates resigned Tuesday, saying the order has the potential to damage students in Maryland. He also suggested that Hogan's order challenges the independence of the board.
    
Hogan signed the order in August, requiring all public schools to start classes after Labor Day and end classes by June 15.  Hogan later amended the order, narrowing the conditions under which most school districts could get a waiver to be exempted from the mandate.
    
Board members had previously expressed concern over the order. Last week, Hogan called local school board officials who have raised concerns "whiny."

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