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Education

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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May 16, 2018 In The News
During Teacher Appreciation Week, Rep. Anthony Brown (D-Md.) and 35 cosponsors put forth the Educators Expense Deduction Modernization Act, which would index the educator tax deduction to inflation and increase it from $250 to $500.
May 15, 2018 In The News

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.

May 15, 2018 In The News
Pencils, pens, crayons, construction paper, T-shirts, snacks and, sometimes, a pair of shoes: The costs add up for public school teachers who reach into their own pockets for classroom supplies, ensuring their students have the necessities of learning. Nearly all teachers are footing the bill for classroom supplies, an Education Department report found, and teachers in high-poverty schools spend more than those in affluent schools.
May 14, 2018 In The News
Congressman Anthony G. Brown (D-MD) introduced legislation last week that would increase the current deduction available to educators from $250 to $500.
May 11, 2018 Press Release
Today, Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) and 35 co-sponsors introduced the Educators Expense Deduction Modernization Act, that would increase the current deduction available to educators from $250 to $500, and index it to inflation.
November 1, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) introduced the Creating Accountability Measures Protecting University Students Historically Abused, Threatened, and Exposed to Crimes Act (CAMPUS HATE Crimes Act). The bill proposes a comprehensive approach to ensure universities officials are held accountable for hate crimes and hate-based incidents that occur on their campuses. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, hate groups are specifically “targeting college campuses” where “you're dealing with people who may be just starting to form their ideas about the world.” Following the indictment of Lt. Richard Collins III’s murderer with a hate crime and the overall demonstrable rise of hate speech and violence on college campuses over the past 12 months, Congressman Brown drafted the legislation to better ensure students are not exposed to hate-speech, hate symbols or acts of racially motivated violence on campus.
September 12, 2017 In The News
U.S. Rep. Anthony Brown (D-Md.) helped introduce a bill that could help some students nationwide afford a college degree. America's College Promise Act of 2017 — which would provide two years of community college for free and an affordable pathway for low-income students to a four-year college degree if passed — was introduced Thursday in the House by five representatives including Brown.
September 7, 2017 Press Release
Today, Representative Bobby Scott (VA-03), ranking member of the Committee on Education and the Workforce, Representative Susan Davis (CA-53), ranking member of the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development, and Representatives Donald Norcross (NJ-01), Seth Moulton (MA-06), and Anthony Brown (MD-04), introduced the America’s College Promise Act of 2017, which would make two years of community college free and provide an affordable pathway to a four-year college degree for low-income students.
September 6, 2017 In The News

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."

September 5, 2017 In The News

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.