During his service in the legislature Kumar has made quality education for Maryland’s students a top priority. As a result of those efforts five of the last six years Maryland’s schools have been ranked in the best in the nation. Despite this success Kumar knows that we must continue to make education a priority so that children have access to a quality education.
Promoting Early Childhood Education: A child’s academic success begins at a young age and that is why Kumar believes in investing in early childhood education. During his time in the legislature he expanded access to pre-k and he’ll work to increase state aid to early childhood education programs in low-income areas.
Making STEM Education A Priority: In order to ensure children are prepared for 21st century economy jobs it is essential that an emphasis be put on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education at an early age. Kumar will fight to increase STEM education funding and to increase the number of grants available to low-income school districts.
Increasing Access to Affordable Education: Kumar understands that access to affordable higher education and career-training options are the building blocks for young people’s future success. Kumar supported the recent move by the state to make community college free for hardworking students with low incomes, and he will work to extend this program to all of our young people.