Educators

Hundreds urge Kirwan Commission to provide equitable funding to schools

Hundreds urge Kirwan Commission to provide equitable funding to schools

Hundreds of people gathered in the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute auditorium Thursday night to urge members of the Kirwan Commission to develop a formula that would more equitably fund education in Baltimore and across Maryland.

The 25-member commission, formed to revamp the way the state distributes funding to school systems, is holding public hearings across the state before issuing a report to the legislature before the end of the year. The General Assembly will then decide how to implement its recommendations.

A study released last year estimated it would take an additional $1.9 billion in state funding and $1 billion in local funding to adequately fund Maryland’s...

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