Baltimore City Schools

The new report on the jobs of the future from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce underscores again the need for us to make the kind of investments in our schools and our children that will help city youths get the education they need to succeed. The report shows that the U.S. economy will need 22 million new workers with college degrees by 2018 and that two-thirds of the new jobs created in Maryland will require college and post-graduate degrees.
The researchers also  found that in 2008 those workers with bachelor’s degrees earned, on average, more than three times as much as high school dropouts. That’s good news for college graduates but bad news for Baltimore because the city school system has long had one of the nation’s lowest rates of high school graduation.
Stronger schools that help many more Baltimore city students graduate from high school well-prepared for the college education they will need to win the good jobs of the future are absolutely essential both to the future quality of life of city youths and to Baltimore’s future prosperity.