And I can speak from personal experience that before I started public school in Montgomery County, I suffered from having poor private school elementary education. It was a terrible experience for me because I came out learning nothing more than tying my shoes the right way.
However, when I first started school in Montgomery County and ended that experience by graduating high school, I knew then and there that I was extremely fortunate to have experienced the MCPS education system. As I cascaded upwards, grade-wise, I was plunged into Steinbeck, Shakespeare, Wharton, Morrison without a misstep.
Field trips were plentiful for grades pre-k and up, to skedaddle from downtown Annapolis through the Chesapeake Peak Bay areas; and if it wasn’t for the environmentally themed Chesapeake Bay trip, I never would’ve seen an actual oriole ( Maryland’s state bird) perching on a wispy branch.
I was so grateful. As I progressed into my twenty’s, I learned how some of my own peers from out of state never had fully equipped field trips or even knew who Steinbeck was. If there was a slip up in the future over the stability of the MCPS education system, my heart will surely skip a beat.
All children, in the Burtonsville area, have a right to maintain and fortify their childhood experiences with the latest books, Updated computers and especially with highly financed field trips across county lines.
Based on outside research, Eric Luedtke, a Progressive Democrat, is passionate about education being a forefront for district 14. Besides education, he wants to push for affordable healthcare, fixing our transportation troubles and with building a family-friendly economy.
Any delegate who pushes education first: Understands how it can shape a child’s future. Education can lure children into grad school and steer them into a promising future.
Wouldn’t you want your child to come out of the MCPS education system with iron-clad confidence? Wouldn’t you want them to have colorful field trips, dissect frogs and to be able to win a full ride scholarship to whatever college their little hearts desire?
The choice is up to you. Come election day, pick the delegate who spearheads education.
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