Governor, Lt. Governor Hopefuls Discuss School Funding | WYPR

Governor, Lt. Governor Hopefuls Discuss School Funding

Jun 13, 2018

From left: Ben Jealous, Brandon Scott, Elizabeth Embry, Ralph Jaffe and Richard Madaleno discuss education policy at a forum Tuesday night in Baltimore.
Credit Rachel Baye

Four Democratic candidates for governor and three for lieutenant governor discussed education policy at a forum Tuesday night hosted by the Real News Network in Baltimore.

The forum’s focus was the state panel studying how to revise Maryland’s education funding formulas and modernize the state’s approach to education more broadly. The group is known as the Kirwan Commission because it’s led by University System of Maryland Chancellor Emeritus Brit Kirwan. It plans to publish its recommendations at the end of the year, and they are expected to come with a large price tag.

Reporter Rachel Baye discusses it with Nathan Sterner.