APB Speaker Wes Moore Celebrates Schools & Educators During American Education Week
18 Nov 2021
Wes Moore, APB speaker, former CEO of Robin Hood and candidate for governor of Maryland, is celebrating schools and educators during this week’s American Education Week by creating a site where you can add your name to thank Maryland teachers, administrators and public school employees for all that they do. Moore comes from a family of educators and is well aware of the transformative work they do in shaping the futures of our children and the betterment of our society as a whole.
“Educators play such a critical role in the lives of children and youth, yet often go without the pay, funding and thanks they deserve,” Moore says. “Their jobs became all the more challenging when the pandemic struck in 2020, drastically changing the way teachers and professors reach and prepare their students for success.”
Moore believes every child should have access to a strong education, regardless of where they live or their circumstances in life. If elected the next governor, Moore says he will extend tutoring programs, increase funding for digital devices critical to modern learning, raise teacher pay, provide additional access to pre-K for 3- and 4-year-olds from low-income families, and equitably fund school construction that ensures Maryland’s children are learning in 21st-century school buildings.
Moore is an Army combat veteran, social entrepreneur and national bestselling author. Moore’s first book, The Other Wes Moore, a perennial New York Times bestseller, captured the nation’s attention on the fine line between success and failure in our communities and ourselves. His latest book, Five Days, explores the uprisings in Baltimore in 2015 after the death of Freddie Gray in police custody through a kaleidoscope of perspectives and examines critical questions about the deeper causes of violence and poverty.
Moore was also the founder and CEO at BridgeEdu, an innovative tech platform based in Baltimore addressing the college completion and job placement crisis by reinventing freshman year for underserved students. BridgeEdu was acquired by Edquity, a Brooklyn-based student financial success and emergency aid firm, in June 2019.