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BALTIMORE, MD (September 14, 2017) – In response to Larry Hogan’s refusal to sign Maryland’s state education plan, which under federal law must be accepted by the U.S. Department of Education for Maryland to receive federal education funding, Jim Shea released the following statement:
“Larry Hogan’s decision to grandstand on the backs of Maryland students puts our state public education system on life-support. By refusing to sign the plan adopted by the State Board of Education, Hogan is further aligning himself with Secretary DeVos and inviting her to pull hundreds of millions of federal funds from our public schools. Larry Hogan has proven, once again, that he is the anti-public education governor.”
Jim Shea is the former Chair of Venable LLP, the largest law firm in the state of Maryland. He is also the former Chair of the Board of Regents of the University System of Maryland, the Empower Baltimore Management Corporation, and the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore. He has served on the boards of the Greater Baltimore Committee and the Equal Justice Council.