MABE Representatives Asking Lawmakers for Support of Ongoing Blueprint for Maryland’s Future Efforts

Jennifer Beltz

At the Maryland State Board of Education’s 1/23/24 meeting, MABE representatives met with education stakeholders to lay out MABE’s legislative positions and priorities, and make the case for needed support for successful implementation of the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future’s education reform plan. MABE continues to support the landmark Blueprint plan, and has made the case for needed funding to accompany successfully implementing the wide-ranging plan meant to transform public education throughout Maryland.

Following the 1/23/24 meeting MABE President Michelle Corkadel shared that local school systems are facing affordability challenges for the program, according to a 1/25/24 Maryland Matters feature.

“It’s basically a conversation about unfunded mandates [and] that unfunded mandates have consequences,” Corkadel noted. “I would say if accountability, successful implementation and smooth coordination and transition are of your mindset, then helping to fund it should be the natural secondary course of action.”

To read the Maryland Matters feature (“Interim superintendent visits House panel, education officials lay out legislative priorities”), visit here.

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