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Investing in Our Future:
Education and the Economy in Prince George's County

Prince George's County is positioned to be an economic dynamo in the next 25 years, but its promise can be fulfilled only if it significatly improves its public education system, says a report by the Prince George's Business-Education Alliance.

The report, Investing in Our Future: Education and the Economy in Prince George's County, calls for a countywide commitment to making the public schools and Prince George's Community College "among the best in the nation" and in the Washington, DC region. Creating a top-flight system of public education, from kindergarten through college, makes good business, sense, the report says, and is needed "to ensure that our children have every chance to fulfill their potential."

The report examines the potential for economic growth in Prince George's and the challenges facing the public schools and the community college. It also outlines trends in public education funding and explores and explains the sources of money used to finance the public school and community college budgets. In addition, it recommends steps that policy makers and business leaders can take to ensure that the county's children receive an excellent education.

Click here to download a PDF version of the report.

To obtain a printed version of the report, fill out and return an order form with the appropriate payment.

To read the full press release on the report and links to news stories, go to the In The News page of the Alliance website.

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Public Opinion Research

In 2003, the Prince George's Business-Education Alliance sponsored a survey of county voters on their attitudes toward education and other issues. The poll, conducted by Potomac Incorporated, found that Prince Georgians rank education as the most important problem facing the county, far ahead of crime, traffic, or any other issue on the public agenda. In addition, voters regard inadequate funding as the greatest handicap facing the school system and give education top priority for funding by county government. More than half of respondents said they would support a tax increase if the money was spent on public schools. A summary of the findings and the full report on the survey can be accessed by clicking on the links below.

Executive Summary

Detailed Findings

Methodology



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