‘A battle for the soul of Maryland’: Baltimore education advocates gear up for Kirwan funding fight

Education advocates packed an elementary school auditorium Thursday night to gear up for what they see as a once-in-a-generation opportunity to revamp the way Maryland funds its public schools and ensure that every child receives a quality education. The state’s Kirwan commission has put forward a $4 billion education funding proposal that would increase teacher salaries, bring in more counselors, improve career preparation programs, give extra support to schools serving children who live in poverty and expand free, full-day prekindergarten. (Wash. Post)

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