Facts about Maryland’s Education Investments

Here's a look at the recent funding for schools in Maryland.

By Rick Abbruzzese, Director of Public Affairs

In honor of American Education Week, we wanted to share these charts with facts about Maryland’s continued commitment to public education. We also wanted to thank the Maryland State Education Association and the National Education Association for their help in upholding Maryland’s marriage equality and Dream Act laws.

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Balt Observer November 25, 2012 at 09:09 PM
Weren't you the one just whiling away your last days, Ike? I'd suggest finding a more productive use of your time.
1ke November 25, 2012 at 09:16 PM
Got plenty to do and plenty of time. I actually read and write a lot in addition to earning a living. What should I do whittle the wood and campaign for Teabaggers? Get involved with a non-community? How's your candidate making out in this rough economy? I do remember you. Your politics are simplistic and naive. Non-starters.
Buzz Beeler November 25, 2012 at 09:36 PM
ike, your not on the run are you. You're not scared are you. A writer! Of what? A job working for who? You and Steve and Frank drive to work together? I can see you don't like it too much where your the point of the conversation and don't have your friends there.
1ke November 25, 2012 at 09:54 PM
Maryellen Brady November 25, 2012 at 10:55 PM
Great news for business and MD society. MD is number one in nation in education. That keeps good paying jobs in the state and enhances wkforce opportunity and advancement. MD is a leader with balance, a community soul and moral compass.
Bart November 26, 2012 at 01:15 AM
Now...as regards what has happened in our extended family that you so cavalierly attack:. Not that it is any business of yours, but we, also have had our share of hardship over the last few years. We have had 3 members lose jobs because of the economy. One family lost a home and had to move in with other family members. One family lost a child. You show your narrow, hateful way of dealing with things when you attack simple pleasures like Family Cook-Outs on the Deck, Train Gardens and Cookie Bake-offs. These are the simple things that make the holidays special for families that otherwise have little else. Yet you begrudge others those simple pleasures in life. I suppose I could complain, but we all have our crosses to bear in life. You apparently pay membership for an expensive gym. Some people can't pay that much. How dare you! Sir, if there was ever a bully on these pages, it is you.
Bart November 26, 2012 at 01:18 AM
So true.
Steve November 26, 2012 at 02:33 AM
Seriously, it looks like the the Dude is having a mental break down.. "Bart do your sons know that you stated that you were Goggling my name looking to see if I was a child molester. Tell them that is what there father is like Steve and Frank. I'll bet they would be real proud."
Buzz Beeler November 26, 2012 at 02:48 AM
You tell someone your checking Google to see if I'm a pedophile and I'm the bully. Explain that one to me. Also show me a quote where I attacked your family, just one. I criticized you and your comments and your family had nothing to do with it. Judging by your comments on your drinking at the Sea Horse in Dundalk I would say you spend more there in one day the my gym membership cost in a month. You don't like what I say because you put your foot in your mouth but forget it's all there all 94 pages of your remarks. I just copied the good ones.
Steve November 26, 2012 at 02:54 AM
That's kinda weird. Buzzy, as Shakespeare once said "Thou Protest Too Much!"
Buzz Beeler November 26, 2012 at 03:03 AM
So you both know each other where from the Sea Horse?
Buzz Beeler November 26, 2012 at 03:09 AM
Frank sounds your already at the Sea Horse. Go to Steve's profile page and read his comments. You are judged by the company you keep. That's enough for tonight, your becoming boring and too immature.
Buzz Beeler November 26, 2012 at 04:59 PM
I decide to shut down my comments and the Three Stooges are lost. Leaderless, lost, nothing to say between children in the sandbox. Toys broke, cat got your tong? Judging by this Frank special comment my professor friend is right on the money. When your brain gets clear I was referring to Bart and his comments from the Sea Horse and his drinking. I won't post them. _______________________________________________________ Frank 8:43 am on Monday, November 26, 2012 "Judging by your comments on your drinking at the Sea Horse in Dundalk I would say you spend more there in one day the my gym membership cost in a month." "Reaching escape velocity right about now..." _____________________________________________________ What are you on? Sounds like it's about your and Steve's speed. Escape velocity! Got to use a match to light it or see a doctor for a shot?
1ke November 26, 2012 at 08:47 PM
The Beeler did it in the gym with the tongs.
Buzz Beeler November 26, 2012 at 10:00 PM
I just read where cyber stalkers are mentally deficient in some manner. Usually they live alone, undereducated, and stalking people who are well above their own lowly stature makes them feel important. Their own lives seem to lack sufficient direction, or ability. It often happens to celebrities because of the stalkers lack of success or self esteem. So it appears that between you three, you seem to lack any form of a real life and stature and the only way for you to gain attention is by attacking someone who has achieved something. In another words, you are no-bodies. I might add how stupid and childish is it to be talking about the topics you two have chosen. As to the double posting there is no edit feature on this site and it's the only way to add, or correct a comment. But I would think you might know that since your both so smart. As I said it takes three or four of you to deal with me and with comments like about it's not hard to figure out why. Do you realize how stupid you both sound?
Buzz Beeler November 26, 2012 at 10:06 PM
Google Buzz Beeler on the internet. What do you find, 6,890 hits. Google Frank and what do you find ZERO A BIG FAT ZERO. Need I say more.
Steve November 26, 2012 at 10:09 PM
"Do you realize how stupid you both sound?" C'mon, I mean, Geez everybody in the local bodybuilding circles know they aren't called thongs! They are called European Posing Suits.
1ke November 26, 2012 at 10:10 PM
Wanna talk about the epistemological underpinnings of critical theory? The definition of myth according to Joseph Campbell? The likely impact of sabermetrics on the MLB Rule 5 draft Or is it the stoplights on Merritt Blvd? Tell me, Buzz. Tell me true.
Buzz Beeler November 26, 2012 at 10:24 PM
Again I point to your comments. Childish comes to mind and Frank please tell Steve his grammar is terrible. What's with all the capitalism? "Geez" in not a proper noun and neither is "European Posing Suits." Between the both of you can't you get it right? Frank, do you what the word edit is? Steve doesn't or has no idea how to achieve it. My last post I added some comments rather than posting a new comment. Can you understand that or did Steve tell you because he keeps making the same mistakes over and over. Remember stalkers are usually mentally lacking.
Steve November 26, 2012 at 10:43 PM
"Remember stalkers are usually mentally lacking." C'mon Beeker tell us the truth. You just made that up. Contrary to myths perpetuated by the mass media, studies show that most stalkers are men, have high IQ's, advanced degrees, and are middle aged (Meloy and Gothard, 1995; and Morrison, 2001).
1ke November 26, 2012 at 10:57 PM
Das Capital, Das Kapital or Das Capitol OK, Buzz, for $0.25 which is the correct spelling of the title of this seminal economic text?
Buzz Beeler November 26, 2012 at 11:59 PM
Come on 1ke, all I have to do is Google it. How smart is that one and Steve this is 2012, not 1995 as your study aptly quotes and besides you don't even have a GED. Oh, I'm sorry you have three degrees from Purdue which you never, never, never have shown any prof of. I thought you said you were a mining engineer. That was yesterday. Ice cream man today? Talk to me in those six languages you speak? All three of you amount to ZERO and I don't think you're quite that high. I'm being kind. It takes three of you to have discourse with me. Amazing! Next it will be - look I'm on the high-wire!
1ke November 27, 2012 at 12:11 AM
Well, shucks, Buzz! That's what happens when nobodies try to match wits with a legend. And the answer...?
Buzz Beeler November 27, 2012 at 12:29 AM
The facts are from this published study on the behavior of cyber stalkers or bullies. ________________________________________________________ Rule Three –- Attempt to understand the bully through the above profile, or through an online search for ‘cyber stalkers’. Understanding the bully may make it easier for the victim not to converse with the criminal behaviors. This research will show that when dealing with an Internet stalker, mental illness may be evidently manifested in their behaviors. Victims should note that when dealing with this type of ruthless delinquent, they are not dealing with individuals who behave with the same maturities and morel standings. However, while it may be human nature to pity the stalker, the victim should never allow that pity to come between proper punishment of the senseless attacks.
1ke November 27, 2012 at 12:41 AM
Buzz puts the sic in sick.
1ke November 27, 2012 at 12:54 AM
Been doing some research of my own...for a friend: "After they retire or their children leave home, seniors often find it stressful to readapt after many years of focusing primarily on caring and providing for others. Sometimes they experience loneliness and struggle to find a renewed sense of meaning and purpose. Later life, says Dr. Masa, is an ideal phase for contemplating life’s big spiritual and philosophical questions. This phase can also be a joyous period of liberation and fulfillment in which people finally have the time to explore their own interests, dreams or hobbies. The Internet abounds with social hubs and online forums where people can gather to discuss shared interests and experience a sense of community. Seniors who wish to continue working can volunteer for causes they care about or start their own online businesses to earn extra money. Even for non-entrepreneurial seniors, many legitimate online work-from-home job opportunities exist. For example, author Connie Brentford, who has been making a living working online from home for a decade, has written a series of books that provide details on a large, diverse list of work-from-home possibilities."
Buzz Beeler November 27, 2012 at 01:53 AM
So what's your point? A think tank is devoted to only one topic? Typos are not uncommon? Read the Sun, or The Washington Post. Your last sentence qualifies the article since you made it a statement and not a question. Brush up on your Grammar Frank.
Buzz Beeler November 27, 2012 at 02:15 AM
Brian, I apologize to the people of the Patch family. I feel terrible. Here I am playing with these people while Tyler is in Shock Trauma. I didn't know. My thoughts go out to his family. My neighbor is a nurse there and it's the best hospital in the world. He's in good hands.
Odenton Guy November 30, 2012 at 02:45 PM
Absolutely agree that just showing increased spending really proves nothing. To Kidwell I have to say "Bullhockey!" Parental involvement does not mean showing up at school when your kids are in trouble. Parental involvement is at home by teaching your children to show respect to others and to themselves. Have you even seen how some kids act in school now? You're seriously going to say that there aren't difficult kids anywhere you look when volunteering? Too many parents treat school as a baby sitting service while taxpayers are forking over upwards of $14,000 per student. Many classrooms are overcrowded even at this ridiculous per student rate. A large amount of money going to the schools is being wasted.
MD December 07, 2012 at 03:30 PM
wow, reading all the comments, I say, STOP government funding for schools. Its NOT the federal government role to support such things. I also believe that our education is overly funded with NO oversight to prevent fraud and the abuse of power such as Board of Education. Nobody in education should be making over 100k a year, but YET, we have a lot that do..


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