- Several years ago, Coppin embarked on this vary serious mission
- One of first Colleges in United States (and the first in Maryland) to run a public school
- Program became possible because the Baltimore City Board began to allow other groups to run schools in a limited fashion.
- This Board was responding to an initiative started by Dr. Walter Amprey then Superintendent of Schools who gave nine city schools to an outfit called EAI – Tesseract Schools
- The success of the program was initially debatable; however, some schools appeared successful. The school board ended the experiment after three years
- New School Board – still – part time continued by allowing outside groups to apply to run a public city school.
Coppin State College’s model was to infuse critical thinking into the pedagogy and curriculum. Coppin State College’s proposal was accepted, and the “new” Baltimore City School Board gave Coppin State College Rosemont to run.