As a father of a current public school student, Ed Kasemeyer knows that we must have the best public schools to ensure that our children succeed. It's why he has fought for unprecedented investment in Maryland's K-12 education which has led to Maryland schools being ranked best in the nation two years in a row by Education Week. In addition, Ed has a been a strong supporter of school construction projects in Baltimore and Howard counties to make sure that our children are learning in safe and modern classrooms. Finally, Ed understands that investing in public education doesn't just end with giving funds to schools which is why he has consistently voted for measures to hold school bureaucracy accountable for the funds they are provided.
Ed knows that education no longer stops at high school, which is why he has led the fight for an affordable and accessible higher education system. He supported freezing tuition at our Public Universities such as UMBC to ensure that college is open to all. In addition, Ed has been a leader in helping to make our community colleges more affordable. In 2009 alone Community College enrollments grew by almost 10% and Ed is committed to making sure the resources are available to help all Maryland students get a proper education.