As the son and husband of school teachers, Justin has seen first hand the successes and failures of Maryland’s school system. A very large percentage of state spending is allocated to education. Taxpayers have the right to expect results.
At the same time, we must also ensure that we have local control in education. Marylanders are right to be concerned about the federal government attempting to exert authority over our state and county education system. “Common Core,” for example, is the latest — and most egregious — example of the attempts by education bureaucrats, many of whom have never taught in a classroom, to force local school boards to submit to a “one size fits all” curriculum or standard.
Justin’s priority in education spending is to ensure that the vast majority of our dollars are spent in the classroom, not on administration and bureaucracy. Taxpayer money should be spent where it belongs: on teaching our students!