Press Release

November 16, 2017
Cardin Celebrates the 96th Anniversary of American Education Week

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today celebrated Maryland public schools and public school educators as a part of American Education Week by releasing the following statement. American Education Week was created after World War I to create public awareness of the importance of public education.

“As the grandson of immigrants and the proud product of the Baltimore City Public School system, I understand the transformative power of a high-quality public school education,” said Senator Cardin. “This week, public schools across Maryland are taking a moment to pause and appreciate the daily contributions of educators, administrative staff, support personnel, volunteers, and the countless community members who work to provide a high-quality education for our children.

“All of our children deserve to be taught to the best of their abilities, and I remain committed to fighting for federal education policies and funding that provide for great public schools. The more than 90 percent of students taught at public schools deserve an opportunity to succeed in the classroom, educators in Maryland deserve to be in a position to effectively teach our children, and parents and community advocates deserve to have a voice in the education of their children.”