David R Brinkley

Maryland commission considers $4.4B increase to school funding, but advocates worry its work is too slow

Maryland commission considers $4.4B increase to school funding, but advocates worry its work is too slow

A state commission debating a recommendation to increase spending in Maryland’s public schools by $4.4 billion annually is running up against a tight deadline: the start of next month’s General Assembly session.

Advocates for public school students are pushing the Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education to finish its work before lawmakers return Jan. 9. But the commission has yet to arrive at a final price tag for its plan to boost students’ performance — or figure out how to pay for it.

Among other initiatives, the so-called Kirwan...

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