Unfortunately, this council action continues the tradition of chronic underfunding for our schools. Moreover, it sends a message to our children and all Prince Georgians that an investment in education is not a top priority. When it comes to our children, we desperately need officials with conviction and the political will to lead rather than follow so as to create a better tomorrow.
PGCPS presented a comprehensive strategic plan with an accountability system and a companion budget request that promised rapid improvement by the year 2020 and a quality education for every child at every school. While we remain committed to providing the highest quality education to the children of Prince George’s County, we now face some extremely tough choices on how rapidly we can implement the plan and what goals and strategies can be achieved to satisfy the growing needs of our students, teachers and schools. There is no question this decision will have lasting impacts on the future and quality of life in Prince George’s County.”