We must also have the courage to evaluate whether we are investing wisely. Financial investment in education overall must come with accountability. It is not enough to merely implement a program well, the program must make a significant, measurable improvement. We need to move beyond “one-off” programs — those that are successful for a small number of students or in a single classroom or school. I want Maryland to fund bold, systemic, sustainable innovations that can be evaluated and scaled across the state and the nation and institutionalized.