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Our higher education system plays an important role in workforce and economic development. That's why Jim Mathias fought to improve the alignment between our public schools and our colleges and universities, to hold the line on tuition increases and for strong state investments at schools that serve students on the Lower Eastern Shore.

Every student who graduates from a public high school and wants to attend college should be prepared for college level learning. Unfortunately, there are students who graduate from our high schools unprepared for college level work and spend their first year playing catch-up with their peers. Jim voted to improve the alignment of our public schools and our higher education system, so that our graduates are prepared to succeed in our public universities.

As a product of a Maryland public university, and as the father of a student currently attending a Maryland public university, Jim believes we must contain the cost of tuition so that middle class families can afford to send their children to our public universities. Jim voted to freeze undergraduate tuition for three consecutive years, and has fought to keep tuition increases small and predictable, so that a college education is affordable for all Maryland families. Jim supported the College Textbook and Affordability Act of 2009 requiring institutions of higher education in Maryland to publish textbook information on their websites, making it easier for students to shop for textbooks online and find the best price.

Jim also helped secure state investments in our local institutions of higher education, including funding for the Allied Health Building at Wor-Wic Community College, renovations at University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and construction projects at Salisbury University.

Please contact me if you have any questions!

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