Submitted to the AFRO by Congressman Elijah Cummings

Here in Maryland, our legislature is currently working to increase state funding for public education in line with the recommendations of the Kirwan Commission. Our federal government must continue to be a committed and dependable partner in this process.

In the past, and today, the federal commitment to publicly funded educational opportunity has been both inadequate and uneven. This is a shortcoming that the Congress and President must eliminate.  

Rep. Elijah Cummings (MD.-7) . (Courtesy Photo)

I have often observed that the greatest long-term threat to our national security is our failure to adequately educate all of our people. This truth is most evident at the K-12 level, but the financial

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