Every child deserves a world-class education no matter the neighborhood or city they grew up in. That begins with expanding universal Pre-Kindergarten to every four year old, and increasing federal investment in primary education, while also fighting to provide teachers with more professional support and resources. Further, we need to make community college free and invest in Career Technology Education to increase the number of students who are prepared for growth industries with specific job-related skills. We must also make it a national priority to strengthen Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Minority Serving Institutions and year-round Pell grants. Plain and simple, a solid education is the backbone of the American Dream. By investing in education we will close the achievement gap, prepare the next generation to compete in the global economy, ensure that our workers are ready to take on new challenges and provide every Marylander and American with the opportunity to fulfill the American Dream.
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ninety-four percent of U.S. public school teachers spend their own money on classroom supplies without reimbursement, according to a Department of Education survey on Tuesday that follows protests by educators who are asking for more pay and funding.
Teachers in the 2014-15 school year on average spent $479 out of their own pockets on such supplies as chalk, pencils and construction paper, while about 7 percent spent more than $1,000, the report by the department’s National Center for Education Statistics said.
A U.S. Representative from Maryland recently announced that he is planning to introduce legislation to police “hate speech” on college campuses.
According to The Diamondback, Representative Anthony Brown (D) announced plans at the University of Maryland to introduce the bill to fight hate speech and hate crimes, explaining that it would require public colleges and universities to have programs and initiatives that define for students "what is acceptable speech and what is not acceptable speech."
U.S. Rep. Anthony Brown announced during a speech Thursday afternoon that he plans to introduce a bill he hopes will curtail hate speech at universities.
If passed, the bill would require universities and colleges to demonstrate they have programs and initiatives in place that clearly define to students "what is acceptable speech and what is not acceptable speech," Brown (D-Md.) said to a room of roughly 150 people at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center.