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Dr. Mike Robinson
Welcome to Parents and PGCPS: Conversations for the Engaged Parent and Dedicated Educator. I am your host Dr. Michael Robinson. Over the past several days, I have embarked on a journey across our beautifully diverse communities to talk with parents/families, educators, community and civic leaders regarding their views and perspectives about the future of education in Prince George’s County.
One of those voices is that of Mr. Rob Anthony.
Mr. Rob Anthony
Mr. Rob Anthony is a candidate for Prince George’s County Public Schools Board of Education District 2 seat. Rob Anthony is a lifelong resident of the Prince George’s County Community. He went to school in Prince George’s County from Kindergarten culminating with his graduation from Bowie State University in 2003.
As a lifetime resident I believe that Prince George’s County is a great place to live. Everything from its diversity, affordable home market, the robust job market buoyed by the seat of the Federal Government being close by. There’s one thing that holds our county back from being an outstanding place to live, and that’s the lack of a world class public school system. Our county’s hundreds of thousands of homeowners and other tax payers pay really high property, state and local taxes and we all deserve a better product than what we are getting.
I’ve crisscrossed the state and our county talking to teachers, activists, and lawmakers about education. Many of them agree that public education is a vital rung on the ladder to success in America and that it has been underfunded at the state level. One of my main goals if I’m so elected to a seat on the board is to travel to Annapolis and work with elected leaders in the General Assembly to make sure that our schools are adequately funded. We shouldn’t have decrepit buildings languishing throughout the county, crowded classrooms with 35+ students and teachers that are overwhelmed, underpaid and underappreciated.