It’s one of the biggest wins for public education in years.

It’s one of the biggest wins for public education in years — passage of the Protect Our Schools Act means Maryland is standing up to the Hogan/DeVos/Trump privatization agenda. There’s more: passage of the More Learning, Less Testing Act means educators will have time to nurture creativity and help students develop the higher-level critical thinking skills they need.

YOU made it happen! Educators are paying attention, leading on the important policies that direct their work with students and define their schools, and pushing back when they see things going wrong.

How you did it … With near record actions from MSEA members — phone calls, emails, lobby visits, and marching — legislators made the right choice to protect our schools.

We built a strong coalition to support POSA including: NAACP — Maryland State Conference, Maryland PTA, Parent Advocacy Consortium, CASA de Maryland, Disability Rights Maryland, ACLU of Maryland, Baltimore Teachers Union, Advocates for Children and Youth, School Social Workers in Maryland, League of Women Voters, Arts Education in Maryland Schools Alliance, Attendance Works, Maryland Coalition for Community Schools, and Maryland Out of School Time Network, and many other community groups.