Each child's future depends on access to quality education, and our nation's success in the global marketplace depends on an educated workforce that can compete internationally. Now is the time to provide affordable, accessible, quality educational opportunities so that America can continue to shine as a beacon of ingenuity and prosperity.
As a member of the Senate Finance Committee, I am committed to providing funding for early education, teacher and principal training, science and math education, literacy and drop-out prevention programs, and college aid. I am truly proud of Maryland’s consistently top-ranked academic institutions. From our exemplary primary and secondary schools, to our world-class colleges and universities, Maryland sets the bar high for education in our country. I will continue working to improve the state of education in America so that we can maintain our place on the world stage.
- Maryland was named #1 in education for the fourth year in a row by Education Week.
- Maryland ranks 1st in Advanced Placement success for the fourth straight year.
- Maryland was awarded a $250 million Race To The Top Grant by the U.S. Department of Education to strengthen school achievement and turnaround struggling schools.
- In 2010, Maryland’s dropout rate was the lowest in 11 years -- 2.3%.