Students Rally In Support Of Kirwan Commission Education Funding Plan

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Dozens of Maryland students rallied in Annapolis Monday, calling on lawmakers to provide additional funding for education recommended by a state commission.

The group’s chants could be heard from a mile away as they weighed in on the Kirwan Commission’s recommendation to spend an additional $4 billion annually on education.

Among the rallygoers was Antwain Johnson from Baltimore.

“As a Baltimore City graduate, I didn’t feel adequately prepared,” he said.

The rally was put together by members of the Baltimore Algebra Project and Baltimore Intersection and included calls for schools to get funding to provide a better education and the resources students need to succeed.

“I’m here to advocate for high-quality and diverse teachers and also college readiness programs because that’s what needed in my school system,” said Ahnieyah Owens, a senior at Bard High School Early College in Baltimore.

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