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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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.
A Maryland US representative announced plans to introduce legislation which would deny federal funds to universities that “don’t develop adequate plans to respond to hate crimes.”
Rep. Anthony Brown made the announcement at the University of Maryland on Thursday.
Race relations were the subject of a spirited discussion on the University of Maryland College Park campus Thursday night.
The discussions come following an alarming number of race-related incidents on the campus and the tragic death of a student.
Congressman Anthony Brown spoke on campus to address both known and perceived hate crimes on campus.
From the violence in Charlottesville, to white supremacist flyers and a noose found on the college campus, the subject of race has become one of much discussion.
In an effort to clamp down on hate crimes on campus, a U.S. Congressman announced plans Thursday to introduce a bill that would deny federal financial aid to colleges and universities that don’t develop adequate plans to respond to hate crimes. Institutions of higher education would also be required to educate students about what makes hate crimes unique from constitutionally protected speech.