Last night, AEMS Executive Director Quanice Floyd joined dozens of other speakers who gave testimony to the ‘Kirwan’ Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education. AEMS applauds the work that the Commission has undertaken to lay out a series of recommendations that will fundamentally transform Maryland’s public education system. In the 2020 legislative session, the General Assembly will take up the Commission’s recommendations and hopefully enact them as law. The benefits in quality of education and increased support for Maryland children that will come from enacting these recommendations far repay the financial costs, even though there is opposition from Maryland’s executive office. You can read the full contents of AEMS’s testimony here. Our letter makes clear the stakes of the Commission’s endeavor:
To ignore or undermine this hard work is to be satisfied with inequality and to preside over the continued deterioration of our citizenry. We urge all involved in turning the Commission’s work from recommendations into reality to act now and make this happen. Our kids can’t wait.AEMS’s letter to the Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education, dated 11/12/2019
Read and view more of the coverage of last night’s overwhelming show of support here:
- Maryland Matters: Blue Wave of Affection Washes Over Kirwan Panel (But Challenges Remain)
- WBALTV: Public testifies before Kirwan Commission’s recommendations for Maryland Schools (includes video)
- Baltimore Sun: Supporters pack hearing in solidarity for sweeping education reforms outlined by Maryland’s Kirwan Commission
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