Maryland math problem: How to pay for ambitious education plan
Maryland lawmakers passed a sweeping education package in the latest General Assembly session and recently identified a work group whose task will be to find a way to pay for it.
The 13-member work group that will take on the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future includes Dr. Alvin Thornton, chairman of the Prince George’s County Board of Education and the architect of the “Thornton Plan,” the school funding formula currently used in Maryland.
Dr. Monica Goldson, interim CEO of the Prince George’s County Public Schools system, said that she had hoped that Thornton would be involved in the process. “I feel confident that if we have the right people working to create that formula, that funding formula, that we will continue to move forward,” she said.
The work group will try to come up with a funding formula before the 2020 Maryland General Assembly session.