Check the Facts: 1. Maryland's education system was ranked number one in America by Education Week, the nation's leading education newspaper.
Even in this tough economy, I refuse to sacrifice education standards. I have fought to protect our schools from drastic budget cuts, to increase education funding without raising taxes, and to freeze tuition rates at public colleges and universities. And it's working: our education system is now ranked first in the nation. We still have work to do here in Montgomery County, and I will keep fighting to make sure our schools, our teachers, our parents and our students have the resources they need to succeed and prepare our children to compete in the 21st-century economy.