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Maryland's public schools are under attack. 
Don't Shortchange Maryland Education!

Join us in Annapolis, Monday, March 9th, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.
Meet at the House of Delegates in the Canteen,
6 Bladen St., Annapolis, 1st floor.

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  • Say NO to funding cuts to Maryland Public Education.
  • Say NO to Governor Hogan's Charter Expansion bill, which would undermine teachers' rights, remove essential oversight, and lower the quality of education in Maryland charter schools.
  • Say NO to the rising cost of higher education in Maryland.

Gov. Hogan’s $144 million in school funding cuts threaten the progress of our top-notch public schools, slashing an average of $3,600 from every classroom and $100,000 from every school. We can’t let these cuts challenge our students’ success.

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Statement from BTU President, Marietta English on Baltimore Sun Article from 02/18/15: "City schools face $60 million deficit even without state cuts"

Baltimore, MD- Baltimore City's impending budget deficit is a serious problem that needs to be addressed. Any suggestion that the teacher contract is in large part responsible for the school system's deficit is not earnest on its face.



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It's one thing to work to get officials elected; it's another to lobby them for action. In an effort to lobby their elected representatives, AFT-Maryland took to Annapolis on February 9th to let State Delegates and Senators know just how they felt about a number of issues.


Are charter school teachers and staff in danger of losing their hard fought union rights? Oppose Changes to the Charter School Law.

Charter schools play an important role in public education in Baltimore City. One main reason why Maryland ranks so high when it comes to education is because we have charter schools that work. Maryland has consistently high public school rankings in large part because of our strong charter school law.

The Governor and some charter operators want to change that. They will introduce legislation that remove charters from local oversight, and remove charter school


Help reverse the Education Budget Cuts! Help save public Education in Baltimore City. Our jobs are at stake!

Governor Hogan's proposed budget cuts to education would be a catastrophe--especially to Baltimore City. Under the Governor's budget, Baltimore City Public Schools would be cut by $35.5 million dollars, or nearly 4%-- the largest cut by dollars or by percentage of any jurisdiction in the state.

In Baltimore City, a $35.5 million cut could mean:

  • A loss of over 400 teachers,
  • Nearly 700 layoffs for Educational Support Staff,
  • A per pupil cut of $419 in Baltimore City alone,
  • An average loss of