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Rushern Baker Wants Businesses More Involved in County Schools

Prince George’s County Exec urges local businesses to partner with schools.

Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker is urging local businesses to get more involved with county schools as a way to improve the school system.

Last week, Baker restated his focus on improving schools, stating that its success is everyone’s business, according to The Washington Post.

“We must focus like a laser on improving our education system. For, without a strong school system and a well-educated and trained workforce, it will be difficult for us to attract corporations to relocate their business to our county or prevent existing ones from moving out,” he told the Post.

Baker proposed that businesses partner with schools by mentoring students and providing internships, as well as helping improve the science and math curriculum.

Michael B. Cron June 08, 2012 at 12:39 PM
One hand washes the other. The county and state need to make sure that small business survives so that they will be able to reciprocate and support our schools. As the county and the state heap more and more liabilities onto small business, the willingness to contribute to any worthwhile organization or charity dwindles. The state's thriving casinos would be a great place to start as throngs of hard working citizens gladly "give" their hard earned money away.

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