Maryland shortchanging students [Letter]

December 26, 2013

How disappointing to see the visual summary of state spending from 2008 to present in teacher-to-pupil ratio in The New York Times. Maryland was the worst state for not putting funds back into education after the recession.

We need to reinvigorate spending in our Maryland public schools. With all the new gambling money in the state coffers, we need to embrace a first-rate education. Large classes do little to stimulate minds and foster lifelong learners.

The articles I read in The Sun claim Maryland has a great educational system. It was quite shocking to see we lead the pack negatively because we are not addressing our most important resource, our children.

Lissa Abrams, Baltimore

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