Study: Kirwan Commission recommendations for Maryland schools would begin to pay for themselves by 2034

Despite an expensive price tag of $4 billion a year, the recommendations of the state’s Kirwan Commission to improve public schools would begin paying for themselves by 2034 as a better-educated workforce earns higher salaries, pays more in taxes and uses fewer public assistance programs, a new study concludes. The study, “An Economic Assessment of Kirwan Commission Recommendations,” was written by Baltimore-based Sage Policy Group Inc., whose CEO, Anirban Basu, serves as chairman of Gov. Larry Hogan’s Economic Development Commission. (Balt Sun)

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