MSEA's media contacts serve as principal contacts for members of the press, identifying in-house experts as well as educators in the field for interviews on a wide range of education topics.
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As if cutting Maryland’s schools by $144 million next year isn’t enough, Gov. Hogan has now decided to support policies that would further harm our world-class public education system.
Larry Hogan campaigned on the need to change Maryland, but his budget shortchanges Maryland's students and schools. Gov. Hogan’s education cuts threaten the progress of our top-notch public schools, which are at the heart of what makes Maryland attractive to businesses and families. Gov. Hogan's $143 million in immediate school funding cuts—which are proposed to reoccur and compound to nearly $600 million in cuts over the next four years—would force students and schools to do more with less.
MSEA is launching a radio campaign and petition drive calling on the new governor and General Assembly to continue the strong support and forward-thinking investments in public education that have helped make Maryland’s schools and students so successful.
“Kindergarten teachers flagged numerous problems with the KRA, including the significant loss of instructional time, the test’s developmental appropriateness, inadequate technology support, and the test’s inability to inform and improve instruction for students,” said MSEA President Betty Weller. “We stand ready to partner with state leaders to ensure that teachers have time to teach, students have time to learn, and assessments serve as effective tools in the classroom.”
Tuesday’s primary resulted in big wins for pro-public education champions up and down the ballot, and showed the impact of the endorsement of Maryland’s educators.
Doug Gansler’s latest television ad, “Every Classroom,” is just the latest reckless campaign communication that suggests he’s increasingly out of step with Democratic voters and progressive priorities. By simplistically blaming our state’s most challenged schools on teachers—during Teacher Appreciation Week, no less—Gansler not only advances a solution that would undo collective bargaining, but he does so while demonizing teachers.
MSEA has released its updated list of endorsed candidates for statewide offices, the Senate, and the House of Delegates for the 2014 elections. MSEA had previously announced its endorsement of Lt. Governor Anthony Brown for governor, Senator Brian Frosh for attorney general, and Comptroller Peter Franchot for re-election.
April 2, 2014: Through a series of overwhelming and bipartisan votes, the Maryland General Assembly passed three major bills to address the persistent problems associated with the state’s implementation of Common Core State Standards, the new PARCC test, and new teacher evaluation systems.
The House has made huge strides towards injecting some much needed common sense in Maryland’s implementation of Common Core. On the heels of the Senate’s near-unanimous passage of SB 676, the Senate cross-file of HB 1167, Maryland legislators are recognizing that students and educators need time, resources, and flexibility to get the major changes taking place in our schools right.
A new survey of Maryland voters conducted for the Maryland State Education Association (MSEA) shows that among likely primary voters, Anthony Brown holds a large lead with 48 percent of the vote, followed by Attorney General Doug Gansler with 19 percent, and Delegate Heather Mizeur with 9 percent. GBA Strategies administered this survey of Maryland likely voters, including 426 Democrats likely to vote in the June primary.