From The Baltimore Sun: Brian D. Morris, the former Baltimore city school board chairman who was to start a high-level school district job, has resigned amid questions about the hiring process and his history of financial troubles. The $175,000-a-year post would have given Morris oversight of school system operations. Since last week, when the school board approved the appointment on the recommendation of schools CEO Andrés Alonso, public criticism has escalated. Union members questioned how the system could afford creating the job under tight budget constraints. A report in The Baltimore Sun detailed Morris' financial troubles - a 15-year record of lawsuits and bad-debt claims, including foreclosures, garnisheed wages and unpaid taxes.