MSEA Statement on New Maryland Superintendent of Schools

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Steven Hershkowitz
(410) 353-0755

Today, the Maryland State Board of Education announced its selection of Dr. Karen Salmon as the next state superintendent of Maryland schools.

MSEA President Betty Weller released the following statement:

"The Maryland State Education Association congratulates Karen Salmon on her selection as Maryland’s next state superintendent of schools. Maryland’s teachers and education support professionals look forward to working closely with Dr. Salmon to improve resource equity, close opportunity gaps, and reduce and improve standardized testing so that all of our students have a chance at a great public education.

"We hope that Dr. Salmon will serve as an independent, apolitical voice for research-based solutions that help all students rather than reinforce the narrow policy focus of the Hogan administration and his State Board on charter schools and private schools."