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File #: 20-0224R    Version: 0 Name: Request for State Action - Override Veto on House Bill 1300 - Blueprint for Maryland’s Future - Implementation
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 5/11/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: Final action: 5/11/2020
Enactment #:
Title: Request for State Action - Override Veto on House Bill 1300 - Blueprint for Maryland’s Future - Implementation For the purpose of calling on the Maryland General Assembly to override the Governor’s veto and pass House Bill 1300 - Blueprint for Maryland’s Future - Implementation - that would protect the educational rights and the future of all of Maryland’s students.
Sponsors: President Brandon M. Scott, Ryan Dorsey, Sharon Green Middleton, John T. Bullock, Kristerfer Burnett, Shannon Sneed, Mary Pat Clarke, Leon F. Pinkett, III, Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer, Zeke Cohen, Bill Henry, Danielle McCray, Robert Stokes, Sr., Eric T. Costello, Edward Reisinger
Indexes: Maryland, Request for State Action, Vetoes
Attachments: 1. 20-0224R~1st Reader
* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.
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City of Baltimore
Council Bill R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: President Scott


A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
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Request for State Action - Override Veto on House Bill 1300 - Blueprint for Maryland’s Future - Implementation
For the purpose of calling on the Maryland General Assembly to override the Governor’s veto and pass House Bill 1300 - Blueprint for Maryland’s Future - Implementation - that would protect the educational rights and the future of all of Maryland’s students.
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Whereas, Section 1 of Article VIII of the Maryland Constitution requires the General Assembly to establish a "thorough and efficient" system of free public schools;

Whereas, The courts have interpreted this clause to mean that the right to public education is measured by "contemporary" standards in order "to equip a child for his [or her] role as a citizen and as a competitor in the labor market." Hornbeck v. Somerset Cty. Bd. of Educ., 295 Md. 597, 638 (1983);

Whereas, The Kirwan Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education is an initiative that developed funding and policy reforms for Maryland schools;

Whereas, The Commission made recommendations to the Maryland General Assembly for improving education in Maryland to prepare students "to meet the challenges of a changing global economy, to meet the State's workforce needs, to be prepared for post-secondary education and the workforce, and to be successful citizens in the 21st century.";

Whereas, Two ...

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