Here’s where Md.’s gubernatorial candidates stand on education policy – The Diamondback

by | Oct 31, 2022 | Education

Maryland gubernatorial candidates Wes Moore and Dan Cox have differing plans for the future of the state’s education system as they are both vying for the governor’s seat in the Nov. 8 midterm election.
Education is one of the top issues on voters’ minds ahead of midterms, according to a September Washington Post-ABC News poll, with education and schools being one of the single most important issues for 18 percent of voters surveyed and very important for another 59 percent of voters surveyed.
Should he win, Moore, a veteran, author and former CEO of an anti-poverty group, plans to ensure the funding and implementation of the state’s Blueprint for Maryland’s Future, legislation passed in 2021 to improve the state’s education system.
Cox, a member of Maryland’s House of Delegates, voted against this bill.
Moore will also take steps to support educators, including raising wages, strengthening collective bargaining rights and expanding career ladder programs.
He has also pledged to expand Maryland’s early childhood education system and make it more affordable.
Sandra Gutiérrez, a former educator and school administrator and a current first year doctoral student in the University of Maryland’s education college, appreciates that Moore’s platform focuses on investing in educators.
“That human-centered piece is what I’m looking for in a candidate,” …

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