MD House of Delegates pass historic education reform bill
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – On Monday, 47 ABC spoke with lawmakers about the recently passed Blueprint for Maryland’s Future act. A 10-year strategic plan to improve the state’s education system. The blueprint, passed Friday, will help fund the Kirwan Commission’s $4 billion recommendations to invest back in Maryland’s schools. Improvements include making pre-k affordable, increasing teacher salaries, and creating a rigorous accountability system.
“It speaks volumes to what we can do and should be doing as a state. We have about three to four years paid for. We are continuing to work to identify the remaining years, but at the end of the day this is literally the blueprint to get us to a stronger education foundation in the state of Maryland,” said Delegate Sheree Sample-Hughes (D-District 37A).
The bill now heads over to the Senate floor for a vote, which they’re expected to make within the next couple of weeks. Those against the legislation continue to raise concerns about how the state will afford the $4 billion price tag.