HIGHER EDUCATION:Maryland has held highereducation costs down tolead the country.South Carolina continuesto have the highest rateof tuition in the Southand one of the highest inthe country.
Under O’Malley, Maryland Has Held
Down the Cost of College TuitionBetter than Any State in the Nation.
According to the College Board, nostate has done more to hold the lineon rising tuition costs than Maryland.
The Governor’s proposed FY2014
budget keeps tuition growth at
Maryland’s colleges and universities at
3% for the fourth year in a row.
[“Trends in College Pricing,” TheCollege Board, 10/24/12;“
Department of Budget andManagement, 1/16/13]
S.C. public colleges have highesttuition in South.
An education group said SouthCa
rolina’s public colleges charge
the highest tuition among 16Southern states. The SouthernRegional Education Board, whichreported the figures, said part of the reason is because statelawmakers do not fund publiccolleges at the same level as thetwo neighboring states. [AP,8/9/2010]
Maryland’s public schools
have ranked #1 in thecountry for half a decadeand their students areexcelling.Sou
th Carolina’s students
are falling further behindthe country.Education Week Has Ranked
Maryland’s Public Schools as #1 in the
Nation Five Years in a Row.
,” Education Week Magazine,
Maryland K-12 Students Continue toExcel.
Last year, Maryland elementaryschool students achieved their highestMaryland School Assessment (MSA)scores ever in both reading and math.
Maryland’s middle sc
hool studentsachieved their highest scores ever inmath. In 2012, a record 87% of
Maryland’s 12th grade students
graduated high school and from 2007to 2010, Maryland has cutthe achievement gap between whiteand black students in elementaryschool math and reading by more than
a quarter. Maryland’s students are also
#1 in AP success for the 7thconsecutive year according to The
,” Maryland State Department of
South Carolina’s NAE
P ReportCard shows students are notmaking the grade.
Reading scoresof 4th graders in SC declined,math and other subject continueto be lower than nation[NAEP
South Carolina Report Card].
South Carolina has one of theworst public school graduationrates in the country.
SC students falling furtherbehind the country on scores
.SAT scores in SC have declined for5 straight years, even whilescores nationally increased forpublic school students. Only 8 of
South Carolina’s 85 public school
districts scored above thenational average. [Center onEducation Policy, accessed3/19/2013]
O’Malley Improved Government
Performance with Nationally-3.7 million South Carolinianswere exposed to identity theft