Tag: Education

The Equities of School Choice

Possibly the most important issue facing the Maryland General Assembly this year and every year is how to improve the pervasive problems with our state system of education. It seems that each year we fall further and further behind and drift further and further away from doing what works. 

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Education bills prioritize teacher shortages, Blueprint funding

When the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future school reform plan passed in 2021 by the Maryland General Assembly, it came on an override of former Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of the bill. In contrast, Gov. Wes Moore allocated an extra $500 million on top of the required amount for funding the Blueprint and shifted some transportation funding into education, for a total of $900 million excess dollars.

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Two Tragedies of Maryland Education

Twenty-three schools in Baltimore City had ZERO students who achieved proficiency in math at grade level.  Further, in 20 schools, there were no more than TWO students who achieved proficiency in math at grade level.  What this means is that in over 50 schools, there are less than two students PER SCHOOL who achieved proficiency in math.

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Franchot backs education reform, but not mandated Blueprint

Like several of the nine Democratic candidates for governor, Comptroller Peter Franchot makes improving K-12 education part of his standard stump speech.
But Franchot refuses to even mention the Kirwan Commission and the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future the legislature enacted over the governor’s veto that establishes massive changes for public schools and pumps billions more into education.

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Opinion: Discrimination against conservatives ignored in higher education generally and at Towson University specifically

Supreme Court Justice Alito in his warning that in academia there is a level of intolerance that leads to “harassment and intolerance [of law school students] if they say anything that departs from the law school orthodoxy” is equally true of conservative faculty and students at public colleges and universities throughout the United States, as well as my own Towson University.

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