Hundreds Rally In Favor Of Kirwan Education Legislation

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Hundreds of students, teachers and education advocates rallied Monday in support of a bill that would increase state spending on education by billions of dollars annually.

The legislation is the result of the work of the Kirwan Commission. It asks lawmakers to spend an additional $4 billion annually on education.

“It’s so significant to show, ‘Wow, people not just in Maryland but people in Baltimore City really need this and they really care,’” said Ahnieyah Owens, a student at Bard High School Early College.

The commission’s funding formula will offer higher teacher salaries, improve college preparatory and career-readiness programs and provide more resources for children living in poverty and those for whom English is not their first language.

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