Governor Hogan needs to hear from you! After the legislature has done it's job to find the money necessary for the education of our young people, Governor Hogan won't play ball. He even tried to introduce a backdoor voucher program that would take PUBLIC TAXPAYER money and give it to PRIVATE schools. The governor is also holding state employee pay hostage, despite the fact that the legislature found the money to avoid state employee pay cuts.
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..."
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.
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.