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Hogan defends education spending
Hogan defends education spending

Gov. Larry Hogan defended his funding of education Thursday while also declaring that "our children deserve better" than the school options available to them. The new governor is pushing for expansion of charter schools by loosening rules that some say hamstring innovation and for tax benefits of up to $200,000 for businesses that donate to private and public schools. While Hogan said his proposals could help close the achievement gap among white and minority students, the legislation has been caught up in controversy over public school funding in the governor's first budget, now before the General Assembly. Lawmakers held hearings on his charter school bills Thursday. ...

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