Red Maryland: Kirwan Plan “Not The Solution”

Red Maryland’s Editor-in-Chief Brian Griffiths joins the blossoming public debate over new school funding plan: “an expensive prescription for cures already tried.”

Brian Griffiths, editor-in-chief of Red Maryland, offered an analysis of the still-developing Kirwan Commission school funding plan as an opinion column in the Capital Gazette, where he is a frequent contributor. From his piece:

The commission recommendations are a laundry list of liberal priorities focused on expanding government and redistributing taxpayer dollars to liberal special interest groups. From universal pre-kindergarten, a focus on college preparation, to state-controlled syllabi and lesson plans for each class, it’s a rehash of failed ideas from the past.

Read the full Opinion piece on the Capital Gazette website.

Read the full analysis by the Maryland Public Policy Institute, referenced in the opinion piece.

The Kirwan Commission is expected to complete its work by the end of this calendar year, recommending legislative changes to school funding and oversight systems to be considered by the General Assembly in 2020.

Michael Sanderson

Executive Director Maryland Association of Counties