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Education and technology ‘hold the key’ to prosperity in Carroll County

As Carroll County thinks about what its residents’ needs will be in the future, technology and education will be of growing importance, especially in relation to one another, according to a study from the Long Term Advisory Council.

The interweaving of the two fields is one of the points retired Carroll County Public Library Executive Director Lynn Wheeler made during her presentation to the Board of County Commissioners this November, but to do so will require money.

“Education and technology hold the key to national strength and prosperity,” Wheeler said, “but at a cost.

“Global expenditure on education has exceeded $5 trillion and is expected to grow at 8 percent each year, reaching $8.1 trillion by 2020,” she said.