Summary of 2022 MD legislature education funding and policy highlight.
Prepared by MABE Department of Governmental Relations.
The Goucher College Poll measures the opinions of Maryland residents and voters on important policy, social, and economic issues. The poll results and a methodology statement are released to members of the media and other interested groups as a public service to the state. Goucher students help research survey questions, design the questionnaire, and analyze the results.
Marc Tucker, President Emeritus
Betsy Brown Ruzzi, Vice President Emeritus
Quick summary: The presentation is not of high quality, and some key facts are wrong because the authors mixed things together.
I believe the authors for this report failed to separate the Maryland, Maryland counties, USA, world cities, city-like countries and provide a much more solid analytic solution/suggestion for us. I know the comments may be a little harsh. Unfortunately, this presentation will be used for policy makers to make important policies. AIB has to figure out a way to fund the blueprint first.
There are many other points I don’t want to highlight. The report is very long.
One suggestion based on my personal experience
The presentation is attached below:
During the last ten years, Howard County Population growth is 14.3%, the highest rate among all Maryland Counties. Maryland population growth is 4.9%, while Baltimore City and small eastern and western counties are losing populations.
“Control the city”, “Ownership and monopoly-like control over small cities” are those phrases really catching my eyes when I read the Howard Hughes Corporation’s Q4 2020 presentation.
By the way, in the slides where it talks about Ward Village, Honolulu, they are building really expensive houses, for example, 36 million dollars houses.
The presentation is attached here:
This is the letter from HCPSS superintendent Dr. Martirano to our senators on the Blueprint for Maryland Future legislation (Senate Bill SB1000/House Bill HB1300). The full letter is attached here.
The letter talked about good side of the legislation:
There are more challenges laying ahead.
I was driving today on Randolph road and stopped for a train to pass. There were hundreds of cars waiting from both directions. More that ten years ago when I stopped there to wait for a train to pass for the first time, it was fun and I was excited to see a train in such a short distance. Now while waiting for the train to pass really slowly, I was wondering how many hours have been wasted for so many people for so many years. Why no bridge has ever been built?
The train of USA needs to move forward a little faster or at least not stop here, wasting people’ time. Hope the bullet train is coming to us in Maryland in my life time.