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In the final week of the Legislative Session, Governor Hogan is on a mission to see his agenda through. Unfortunately his agenda is a reverse Robin Hood, taking from those who need it most and rewarding those who can survive without it. He is playing a political game with education funding, holding that money hostage unless legislators go along with a budget that includes a discriminatory, unaccountable, and fraud-prone school voucher program that will only benefit private schools. 

Hogan's current budget plan includes a tax credit which would fund a neo-voucher program called Building


"This new school police plan is very disturbing to us at the Baltimore Teachers Union because we are now asking teachers, PSRPs, and principals to be responsible for one more thing other than the educational instruction of our city's students. Our members are not police..."

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AFT-Maryland once again took to Annapolis to let state senators they did not want to see a change in Maryland charter school law as well as to call on the General Assembly to fully fund education in Maryland.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Maryland Senate voted unanimously Thursday for the state’s $40 billion budget.

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Melissa Lake and Shannon Jeter, both teachers at Baltimore Montessori Public Charter School and members of the Baltimore Teachers Union, talk about going to Annapolis to advocate for Public Schools and their students. 

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AFT-Maryland joins the Metropolitan Baltimore Council AFL-CIO for their annual Night in Annapolis: Monday, March 23, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.

This event provides an excellent opportunity for labor and elected officials to exchange ideas. We need you, your co-union members, family, and friends to make this a success. Be sure to wear your union jackets, shirts, and hats.

Monday, March 23, 2015
Lawyer's Mall
College Avenue at Rowe Boulevard

AFT-Maryland will provide buses for state & city employees, teachers, families, and community members to attend this rally. Buses will leave Baltimore from the AFT