Join hundreds of MSEA members as we march to legislators’ offices on March 13 to protect our students, our schools, and our communities.
There’s still time! You can join hundreds of Maryland educators in Annapolis on Monday, March 13 to take a stand against the school privatization schemes of the Hogan/Trump/DeVos agenda and work to reduce standardized testing.
MSEA’s Educators’ Agenda is moving but we need to keep the volume loud and the heat high. The Protect Our Schools Act — promising legislation that will protect neighborhood schools from privatization, including by for-profit charters and private school vouchers — is making progress in the House but still needs to advance through the Senate.
The Less Testing, More Learning Act is in the Senate now — it’s already passed unanimously in the House. And while the House Ways and Means Committee rightly stopped Governor Hogan’s dangerous charter school expansion bill that would have lowered standards and transparency for charter schools, legislators still need to weigh in on — and hopefully send back to public schools — the millions of dollars in private school vouchers in the governor’s budget.
MSEA’s march on March 13 kicks off a full week of action on all of these issues. Learn more here.
Why join the March to Protect our Schools? Here are three educators and their reasons. What’s yours? Add to the comments below or on Facebook.
Why I’m marching? I’m marching because I believe that public education is an equalizer for all children. I’m marching because I want my community and the governor to understand the importance of adequately funding and supporting policies that are pro-education. The children and families served by Maryland public education are important and deserve the best.
Iam marching because I want my sons to have the best futures possible. Nothing is more important to me than my kids. That is why I am standing up for Maryland schools.
I am marching because the children I teach need adequate funding for community school services such as counseling and after-school programming. They also need funding that makes way for a healthy school climate through the instituting of restorative practices and social emotional learning.
What they do not need are vociferous vouchers and school choice schemes that drain public education funding, thus hurting our most vulnerable students.