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Spending more won't cure all educational ills

Spending more won't cure all educational ills

The Baltimore Sun quoted former University System of Maryland Chancellor William E. “Brit” Kirwan as saying, “more than 60 percent of Maryland’s graduating seniors can’t read at a 10th grade level or pass an Algebra I test.” Mr. Kirwan (and others) are proposing legislation that would increase education funding by more than $1 billion over the next two years (“In Annapolis, Kirwan commission head sounds alarm about need to increase Maryland public school funding,” March 5).

The same article detailed an $80 million request to expand full-day...