Kirwan Commission namesake testifies on $4 billion Maryland education plan

Dr. William “Brit” Kirwan, the former President of the University of Maryland and Chancellor Emeritus of the University System of Maryland, made an impassioned pitch for the ambitious education reforms made in the commission report bearing his name. On Tuesday, Kirwan sat before members of the Maryland Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee and told them that currently, federally mandated tests put Maryland in the middle of the pack of school systems in the U.S. By one metric, the state is 29th, Kirwan said. “That doesn’t look like one of the best school systems in the nation.” (WTOP)

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