"What Is The Cost of Not Doing This?" Dr. Brit Kirwan On The Urgency Of Funding Education | WYPR

"What Is The Cost of Not Doing This?" Dr. Brit Kirwan On The Urgency Of Funding Education

Oct 24, 2019

Former University System of Maryland Chancellor William "Brit" Kirwan proposes education policy reforms at a press conference last year in Annapolis.
Credit Photo Courtesy WYPR / Rachel Baye

Tom's guest today is Dr. Brit Kirwan.  He is the chair of the Commission on Innovation and Excellence, also known as the Kirwan Commission.

Last week, the Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education made its long awaited recommendations about how much state and local jurisdictions should pay to improve educational outcomes in MD.  The price tag is high and opponents of the plan include Governor Larry Hogan.  Most observers of the MD General Assembly expect that debate about the plan will dominate the 2020 Session. 

Tonight, Strong Schools Maryland in partnership with 12 other organizations, will be holding a community forum at Dorothy Height Elementary School in Baltimore, to discuss increasing funding for Baltimore City Schools.  Dr. Kirwan will be there as will local political leaders and educators.  Doors open at 6pm. 

To RSVP or for more information on the event click here.