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MSEA Statement on Board of Public Works Rejecting Gov. Hogan’s School Funding Cuts

07/01/2020

“We can’t do more with less. We can’t close expanding gaps in equity with inequitable and inadequate funding. We can’t accept the governor undercutting the safety of educators and students by trying to defund public schools. We need to rise to the moment and give all students the support they deserve. Rest assured that educators will step up; we hope that our elected officials at all levels will do so as well," said Baltimore County elementary school teacher and Maryland State Education Association President Cheryl Bost:

MSEA Statement on $345 Million in Education Cuts Proposed by Gov. Hogan

06/26/2020

“Educators have stepped up throughout this crisis to do all we can for our students, and the governor’s cuts are a slap in the face. These cuts are simply wrong; students and educators need more—not less—support, resources, and safety measures. We condemn and oppose these cuts in the strongest possible terms and call on the Board of Public Works and the legislature to reject these cuts," said Baltimore County elementary school teacher and MSEA President Cheryl Bost.

Maryland Families, Educators Deeply Concerned about Distance Learning and School Funding

06/09/2020

“The pandemic has exacerbated inequity and trauma that existed widely before the pandemic shuttered schools. These polls clearly show that educators and the public know that we need to protect school funding and the health of our educators and students. Our kids have waited too long for equity in education, and now more than ever we must act to give all of our students the opportunities and support that they deserve,"  said Baltimore County elementary school teacher and MSEA President Cheryl Bost.

MSEA Statement on Veto of Blueprint for Maryland’s Future

05/07/2020

“The governor’s veto is a disappointing but hopefully temporary setback. Now more than ever, we need the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future to create strong schools in every neighborhood by expanding career and technical education, providing additional support to struggling learners, and delivering a more prosperous future for our state. Our schools have been underfunded for years and recent weeks have only magnified the existing inequities that our students face every day that challenge their ability to succeed in school. We must come together to end these inequities that have underserved too many students and communities for too long. We urge the overwhelming number of legislators from both parties who voted for the Blueprint to override the veto at the next session of the legislature so we can deliver the support to our students that they desperately need," said Baltimore County elementary school teacher and Maryland State Education Association President Cheryl Bost. 

MSEA Statement on School Closure Decision

05/06/2020

“Although this is the right decision for the safety and health of our students, educators, and state, today is a sad day. Educators miss our students. We wish we could see them, talk with them, laugh with them, and teach them in person. We wish we could say goodbye to them before the school year ends. Instead, educators, families, and students will continue to do our best during this period of crisis distance learning, while knowing that we have a great deal of work to do now and moving forward. We must address the inequities within our community—whether of technology access for educators and students, food security, trauma care, or otherwise—that have been magnified by this crisis. We look forward to the day that we can return to our schools and the everyday joys, challenges, and work of educating our students," said Baltimore County elementary school teacher and MSEA President Cheryl Bost.

MSEA Statement on School Closure Extension

04/17/2020

On April 17, during Governor Hogan’s coronavirus update, State School Superintendent Karen Salmon announced that schools will be closed at least through May 15.

Baltimore County elementary school teacher and Maryland State Education Association (MSEA) President Cheryl Bost released the following statement: 

Landmark Overhaul of Education Funding Passed by General Assembly

03/17/2020

“The Blueprint is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to ensure that all of our students will benefit from the bill’s plan to expand career and technical education, hire more educators and pay them as professionals, give greater support to struggling learners, and commit to creating lasting educational equity and, ultimately, a more prosperous future for Maryland. We appreciate the work and bipartisan support of legislators to address the public health crisis we’re facing together and to advance this critical bill and achieve the goal of passing a new funding formula that better supports our students, educators, and schools," said MSEA President Cheryl Bost.

House Passes Landmark Overhaul of Education Funding

03/06/2020

“Tonight legislators took a huge step toward realizing our once-in-a-generation opportunity to ensure that every student in every neighborhood has a great public school. The House’s action to pass the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future gets us closer to expanding career and technical education, hiring more educators and increasing their pay, providing additional support to struggling learners, and creating lasting educational equity and a more prosperous future for Maryland. Our kids can’t wait for the adequate and equitable school funding that they deserve—we must keep the momentum going and pass a new funding formula during the 2020 legislative session," said MSEA President Cheryl Bost.

MSEA Statement on Release of Blueprint for Maryland’s Future Legislation

02/07/2020

“This is it: our once-in-a-generation chance to fundamentally improve our public schools and make sure that every student in every neighborhood has the opportunities, support, and attention that they deserve. The Blueprint for Maryland’s Future will lead to expanding career and technical education, hiring more educators and increasing their pay, providing additional support to struggling learners, and creating lasting educational equity and a more prosperous future for Maryland. Our kids can’t wait for the adequate and equitable school funding that they deserve—we must pass a new funding formula during the 2020 legislative session. Educators look forward to working with legislators to pass an equitable and sustainable formula that works for all students,” said Baltimore County elementary school teacher and MSEA President Cheryl Bost.

MSEA Statement on Kirwan Commission Final Vote on School Funding Formula

11/21/2019

“This is a potentially game-changing moment for our students and our state—a once-in-a-generation opportunity to expand career and technical education, hire more educators and increase their pay, provide additional support to struggling learners, and create lasting educational equity and a more prosperous future for Maryland. Educators applaud the hard work of the Kirwan Commission and the leadership of Dr. Kirwan and look forward to working with the General Assembly to pass a new funding formula to ensure that every student in Maryland can attend a great public school. We must act during the 2020 legislative session because our kids can’t wait for the adequate and equitable school funding that they deserve," said Baltimore County elementary school teacher and MSEA President Cheryl Bost.

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