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Last month, a commission appointed by Governor Glendening recommended a $1.1 billion increase in education spending in Maryland. Alvin Thornton, Chair of the Commission on Education, Finance, Equity and Excellence, joins Kojo to discuss the recommendations and the likelihood of implementation in these troubled economic times.
- Alvin Thorton Chair, Maryland Commission on Education, Finance, Equity & Excellence; also Chair of Howard University's Department of Political Science
- Dr. Alvin Thornton Associate Provost of Howard University, former three-term Chairperson of the Prince George's County school board and Chairman of the Maryland Thornton Commission.
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