The Blueprint for Maryland’s Future was passed in March 2020, just before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. This landmark legislation was enacted to establish State education policy, based on the recommendations of the Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education (known as the Kirwan Commission).
Shortly thereafter, Governor Larry Hogan vetoed the bill, citing the economic impact of COVID-19 would make it “impossible” to fund the program. We spoke with Shamoyia Gardiner, Deputy Director of Strong Schools Maryland to learn about the group’s work and the fate of the Kirwan Commission and The Blueprint for Maryland’s Future.
You can also listen to our podcast with Maryland State Education Association president Cheryl Bost from 2020, just before Blueprint for Maryland’s Future passed.
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