Jeanne Allen Announces Economic Recovery, Education Plans for Maryland

Oct 12, 2010, 15:37 ET from Friends of Jeanne Allen

Allen's Unmatched Credibility is Matched Only by Commonsense Plans

BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jumpstarting Maryland’s small business climate and providing personalized educational opportunities for children will be among Jeanne Allen’s top priorities as Montgomery County’s next delegate to the Maryland statehouse.

Allen -- a respected national leader who is widely relied upon for her expertise by hundreds of news sources, legislators and governors across the country -- officially unveiled her detailed economic recovery and education plans today. (

“These proposals are specific, they are feasible, and they represent what I will focus on during my first year in office,” Allen said. “My proposals stand in marked contrast to the status quo thinking and inaction that characterize the last four years in Annapolis. My election will insert new energy and principled leadership into every debate to make Maryland work smarter and better for all of its people."

Highlights of Jeanne Allen’s “One Maryland” Economic Growth Plan include removing revenue-depleting surcharges on small businesses and entrepreneurs, transforming Maryland’s state agencies to bring about efficiency and results and reducing regulatory burdens.

Highlights of Jeanne Allen’s “Next Century” Education Plan include legislation respecting and rewarding effective teachers with new, professional contracts; investigating the loss of local money intended for Montgomery County Schools; expanding the participation of higher education in the state’s charter school innovations; and supporting the parents of children with special needs with more options.

The plans are available for download online at

Allen, a fiercely independent Republican, is running the most aggressive general election campaign of any District 16 statehouse candidate in the past two decades. Jeanne is the founder and president of The Center for Education Reform, where she’s worked with Democrats and Republicans to improve schools for children in 40 states. In September 2010, she was named by the publication Working Mother as one of the Top Ten Most Powerful Working Mothers in Education.


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