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Landmark Overhaul of Education Funding Passed by General Assembly

03/17/2020

“The Blueprint is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to ensure that all of our students will benefit from the bill’s plan to expand career and technical education, hire more educators and pay them as professionals, give greater support to struggling learners, and commit to creating lasting educational equity and, ultimately, a more prosperous future for Maryland. We appreciate the work and bipartisan support of legislators to address the public health crisis we’re facing together and to advance this critical bill and achieve the goal of passing a new funding formula that better supports our students, educators, and schools," said MSEA President Cheryl Bost.

House Passes Landmark Overhaul of Education Funding

03/06/2020

“Tonight legislators took a huge step toward realizing our once-in-a-generation opportunity to ensure that every student in every neighborhood has a great public school. The House’s action to pass the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future gets us closer to expanding career and technical education, hiring more educators and increasing their pay, providing additional support to struggling learners, and creating lasting educational equity and a more prosperous future for Maryland. Our kids can’t wait for the adequate and equitable school funding that they deserve—we must keep the momentum going and pass a new funding formula during the 2020 legislative session," said MSEA President Cheryl Bost.

MSEA Statement on Release of Blueprint for Maryland’s Future Legislation

02/07/2020

“This is it: our once-in-a-generation chance to fundamentally improve our public schools and make sure that every student in every neighborhood has the opportunities, support, and attention that they deserve. The Blueprint for Maryland’s Future will lead to expanding career and technical education, hiring more educators and increasing their pay, providing additional support to struggling learners, and creating lasting educational equity and a more prosperous future for Maryland. Our kids can’t wait for the adequate and equitable school funding that they deserve—we must pass a new funding formula during the 2020 legislative session. Educators look forward to working with legislators to pass an equitable and sustainable formula that works for all students,” said Baltimore County elementary school teacher and MSEA President Cheryl Bost.

MSEA Statement on Kirwan Commission Final Vote on School Funding Formula

11/21/2019

“This is a potentially game-changing moment for our students and our state—a once-in-a-generation opportunity to expand career and technical education, hire more educators and increase their pay, provide additional support to struggling learners, and create lasting educational equity and a more prosperous future for Maryland. Educators applaud the hard work of the Kirwan Commission and the leadership of Dr. Kirwan and look forward to working with the General Assembly to pass a new funding formula to ensure that every student in Maryland can attend a great public school. We must act during the 2020 legislative session because our kids can’t wait for the adequate and equitable school funding that they deserve," said Baltimore County elementary school teacher and MSEA President Cheryl Bost.

MSEA Statement on Maryland Senate Leadership Change

10/24/2019

"While we’re grateful that he will continue to serve in the Senate, Annapolis simply won’t be the same without Mike Miller sharing and shaping history from the Senate rostrum. Educators will always appreciate President Miller’s passionate dedication to fight for the funding and policies that our public schools and students need, and he is passing the torch to another champion for our schools in Senator Ferguson. A former teacher, Senator Ferguson has been one of the strongest voices in Annapolis advocating for an adequate, equitable, and sustainable funding formula so that we can expand career technical education, hire more educators, and more equitably fund schools," said Baltimore County elementary school teacher and MSEA President Cheryl Bost.

MSEA Statement on School Funding Formula Recommendation from the Blueprint for Maryland's Future Funding Formula Workgroup

10/15/2019

“Today represents a very significant step in our efforts to create lasting educational equity and a fairer and more prosperous future for our state. These recommendations are a pathway to expanding career and technical education programs, hiring more educators, increasing educator pay, and more equitably funding our public schools. We look forward to working with the General Assembly in the coming months to build on these recommendations and pass a new funding formula to ensure that every student in every neighborhood has a great public school. We need to act during the 2020 legislative session because our kids can’t wait,” said Baltimore County elementary school teacher and MSEA President Cheryl Bost.

New School Funding TV Ads and Polling Boost Momentum to Increase Funding

09/23/2019

“We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to expand career and technical education programs, increase educator pay, better support struggling learners and students with special needs, hire more educators, and more equitably fund schools. The General Assembly took the first step last year with its near-unanimous, bipartisan vote to pass the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future which adds funding for the next three years. This year we must pass a long-term funding plan that will create lasting educational equity and a more prosperous future for our state," said Baltimore County elementary school teacher and MSEA President Cheryl Bost.

Poll: Maryland Educators Face Increasing Financial Strains

08/22/2019

“Educators should be able to focus on their students—not on running to a second job or running up debt just to make ends meet. While the passage of the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future during the 2019 legislative session was a good first step, we need to take action during the coming school year to finally end the underfunding of our schools and make sure that every neighborhood in the state has a great public school for our students," said MSEA President Cheryl Bost.

Educators Celebrate School Funding Law’s Enactment, Now Focused on Passing New Funding Formula

05/15/2019

“Teachers and other educators will see their largest raise since the 2008 recession. More than 200 high-poverty schools will add wrap-around services such as counseling and healthcare to break down economic barriers to learning. Schools in every zip code will hire more special educators and paraprofessionals to help struggling learners and students with disabilities," said MSEA President Cheryl Bost.

Educators Congratulate New Maryland Speaker Adrienne Jones

05/01/2019

“Maryland public school educators congratulate Speaker Jones on her historic election. As the first black and woman speaker of the House, her speakership breaks critical barriers and puts the House of Delegates in position to make important progress in the years ahead, especially on educational equity. Maryland educators stand ready to ensure that every student in every neighborhood has a great public school and an equal opportunity for success," said MSEA President Cheryl Bost.

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