Maryland's K12 Public School Compensation Transparency

Case studies of the dismal politics, policy, and practice of
K12 compensation transparency in Maryland


The Kirwan Commission, appointed in 2016, is charged with charged with making recommendations, including K12 compensation recommendations, to make Maryland schools comparable to the best in the world.


Lumpkin, Laura, Thousands of Maryland teachers rally for education funding in Annapolis, Capital, March 11, 2019.

Editorial, Maryland still has no idea how to fix its public schools, Washington Post, March 9, 2019.

Lumpkin, Laura, Anne Arundel could be rewarded for meeting Kirwan goals ahead of time, Senate bill says, Capital, March 6, 2019.

Bowie, Liz, In Annapolis, Kirwan Commission head sounds alarm, Baltimore Sun, March 5, 2019.

Bowie, Liz, and Michael Dresser, Maryland state and local governments urged to increase school funding by $2.6 billion, The Baltimore Sun, December 2016.


Mossburg, Marta Hummel, Higher school spending doesn’t equal higher achievement, Daily Record, March 14, 2019.

Shuls, James V., More misguided spending will not fix Maryland schools, Baltimore Sun, June 24, 2018.

Hornbeck, David, and Alvin Thornton, Education status quo unacceptable in Maryland, Baltimore Sun, June 12, 2018.


An Analysis of the Kirwan Commission Recommendations, Maryland Public Policy Institute, June 2018.

Maryland Commission on Innovation & Excellence in Education (“Kirwan Commission”) Preliminary Report, Kirwan Commission, January 2018