Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown released the sixth television ad of his campaign for governor on Tuesday. Like the previous spot, it prominently notes the Democrat’s proposals for expanding educational opportunities -– an issue he clearly believes is important to voters.
The 30-second commercial describes Brown’s proposals to combat recidivism by easing inmates’ transition back to the community and to make available a full day of voluntary pre-Kindergarten for 4-year-olds.
Expanding pre-K seems to resonate with parents, said Del. Samuel I. Rosenberg, who has endorsed Brown. “We’ve gone to a lot of neighborhood meetings and there are almost always two or three people who -- when I talk about pre-K and the benefit it can have for 4-year –olds – nod their heads in support,” Rosenberg said in an interview.
To narrow the educational achievement gap, Brown has proposed placing Latino liaisons in schools that have a large Hispanic population, training teachers to better understand students from diverse cultural backgrounds and expanding the school breakfast program.
The ad, which shows Brown speaking in a classroom, does not mention Brown’s opponents in the June 24 primary -– Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler and Montgomery County Del. Heather R. Mizeur. Both have their own plans for Pre-K expansion.