College Coming to Town27-Mar-2012
One of the bills I am sponsoring, HB 1381, recently passed with a vote of 133-1 in the House of Delegates. This bill will help establish “2+2” buildings in my district. In keeping with Modern Democrats’ ideals of smarter more efficient government, these building are designed to give students with geographic limitations the ability to complete an Associate’s Degree in 2 years at a local community college and then proceed on to spending another 2 years in partnership with an accredited institution in order to attain their Bachelor’s Degree- all from the convenience of their local community. After all, why should students be put at a disadvantage based on where they live?
This is just one way that the “World is Coming to Cecil and Harford Counties”. With the help of local education leaders, the opportunity for many to achieve their goals in life without their geographic location hindering them is possible.
This bill will be hugely advantageous to the students of both Cecil and Harford County. In fact, students all over North East Maryland will be able to take advantage of this program. Not only will students be able to attain their higher education goals, but it also expands the operations of local colleges and universities, specifically Harford Community College and Towson University. The strategic partnership between these two institutions will fundamentally change the way that students receive their educational needs in the county.
A recent story by the Baltimore Sun (found here) featured this bill, and I am proud to have sponsored this with Delegate Rudolph.
Very Truly Yours,