Kirwan Commission to Recommend Billions More to Raise Teacher Pay

By Len Lazarick

The Kirwan Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education has begun hanging price tags on its recommendations for major education reform.

The commission chair, former University System Chancellor Brit Kirwan, has emphasized that the state would not just funnel more money into the status quo of Maryland public schools, but would require major changes in how education is delivered and teachers work to justify new spending phased in over 10 years.

Mandated school funding is already the second largest outlay in the state budget.


Kirwan Commission to recommend billions more to raise teacher pay