From Speaker Jones
Just a few weeks ago, I joined leadership from across the state to testify in support of The Blueprint for Maryland’s Future – a transformational plan to create a world-class education system in Maryland.
I’m very pleased to announce that The Blueprint passed the House by an overwhelming majority!
This historic bill is the result of hundreds of hours of meetings and testimony from parents, business leaders, and education experts to determine what we need to build a strong workforce and a robust economy.
Now, we are closer than ever to expanding pre-kindergarten for low-income three-year-olds and all four-year-olds, hiring and retaining more high-quality and diverse teachers, providing more resources for the students who need it most, ensuring our students are college and career ready, and implementing greater accountability measures to ensure funds are used effectively.
Our most important and sacred duty as elected officials is to leave a brighter future for our students, and my colleagues in the House have upheld their commitment to our children. Soon, all of our children, regardless of their zip code, will have the opportunity to succeed.