Featured speaker: William “Brit” Kirwan, Chancellor Emeritus of the University System of Maryland and chair of the Commission on Innovation & Excellence in Education Additional remarks by David Hornbeck, former Maryland State Superintendent of Schools and founder of Strong Schools Maryland
The Kirwan Commission has delivered a set of recommendations to enact the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future. These recommendations are designed to transform Maryland’s K-12 public education into a world-class system that graduates students who are prepared to be good citizens of our society and are ready to enter the workforce or go on to college regardless of their origins or economic status. This will be the biggest item on the agenda of the Maryland legislature in the 2020 session which begins on January 8, just three days after this event. The presentation will inform us about
the origins and content of the Kirwan commission recommendations
the resources needed to make Maryland’s public K-12 education system the best in the U.S.
how the Blueprint will be funded
and the process by which the Blueprint will be discussed in the legislature and adopted into law.
We are thankful to our co-sponsors: Chizuk Amuno Congregation Social Justice Advocacy Committee Baltimore Hebrew Congregation • Baltimore Jewish Council Baltimore Jewish Cultural Chavurah • Beth Am • Beth Israel Congregation Beth Tfiloh Congregation • Bolton Street Synagogue • Congregation Beit Tikvah East Bank Havurah • Jews United for Justice – Baltimore League of Women Voters of Baltimore City • League of Women Voters of Baltimore County Strong Schools Maryland • Teachers Association of Baltimore County (TABCO)
We will also be collecting new and gently used K-4 children’s books to donate to children in Baltimore schools through our Reading Partners program.