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AFT-Maryland President Marietta English delivered impassioned remarks at the National Press Club on Tuesday Morning. The program, sponsored by The American Federation of Teachers and Howard University School of Education, examined the impact federal policy has on teacher diversity.

In her remarks, President English acknowledged the important work historically black colleges and universities as well as other minority servicing institutions do in preparing and training the next generation of diverse teachers.

President English wore two hats at the event, not only being leader of AFT-Maryland but


When Larry Hogan announced the details for his first budget as Maryland governor last week, the state’s teachers and parents were shocked to learn that among his biggest cuts were to Education. Baltimore City Public Schools in particular were singled out for the biggest hit, losing $35.5 million, or nearly 4% of the aid they normally rely on from the state.

While City Schools CEO Gregory Thornton has not yet announced how the schools system will handle this cut, union officials are worried that the governor’s budget will result in job losses for teachers and educational support staff


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January 22, 2015

Contact: Ray Baker, (410) 764-3030

Baltimore, MD - AFT-Maryland President, Marietta English, has released the following statement on the occasion of the inauguration of Maryland Governor Larry Hogan:

"I commend and congratulate Mr. Hogan on being sworn-in as Maryland's 62nd governor. The entire AFT-Maryland family looks forward to working with the governor on a range of issues including providing the best schools and teachers for Maryland families as well as ensuring fair wages and benefits for the state employees that make Maryland work. 

I also want to thank


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Join AFT-Maryland as we visit Maryland's elected leaders and make the case for workplace safety, equitable education funding, protecting due process rights for teachers, and legislation for corporations to pay their fair share of taxes.


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