The Kirwan Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education is a multi-year initiative to research and develop major funding and policy reforms to improve the quality of Maryland’s public education system to benefit all of the more than 890,000 students, which will in turn benefit the State’s economy and quality of life for all Marylanders.
The Maryland Association of Boards of Education (MABE) calls on all Marylanders to support the immediate passage of the Kirwan Blueprint legislation in 2020 to make all Maryland public schools world-class to prepare each of our students for success in college and careers.
The following advocacy tools provide clear and concise explanations of the key reasons to pass the Kirwan Blueprint in 2020.
MABE encourages all board members and all Marylanders to use these talking points with state legislators and local officials.
Blueprint Talking Points - A list of 10 talking points on a convenient 5X7 postcard
The Value of the Blueprint in One Page - A one-page document that outlines easy to understand concepts on the importance of the Blueprint
Kirwan Business Leaders & the ROI - A brief document outlining what Maryland business leaders are saying about Kirwan and the return on investment
An Economic Assessment of Kirwan Commission Recommendations - A study written by Sage Policy Group Inc., and paid for by Strong Schools Maryland