Press Room

Media Contacts:

Adam Mendelson | (443) 433.3630 | amendelson@mseanea.org
Steven Hershkowitz | (443) 433.3684 | shershkowitz@mseanea.org

MSEA's media contacts serve as principal contacts for members of the press, identifying in-house experts as well as educators in the field for interviews on a wide range of education topics.

Please note that all press inquiries should be directed to the contacts listed above. We look forward to working with you.

Filter Press Releases

Educators Call Gov. Hogan’s Grandstanding “Incredibly Disappointing”

04/09/2015

Gov. Hogan's third supplemental budget proposal continues to ignore the General Assembly’s work to craft a better budget for Maryland that strengthens the pension system while also ensuring strong funding for public schools today. Gov. Hogan’s apparent eagerness to focus more on 11th hour political grandstanding than on compromise is incredibly disappointing, demonstrates a fundamental misunderstanding of the state’s pension system, and further jeopardizes critical funding for our public schools and students.

Gov. Hogan Holds Nearly $70 Million for Public Schools Hostage

04/02/2015

After the hard work of the General Assembly to restore more than 90% of his cuts, Gov. Hogan has decided to hold hostage nearly $70 million in public school funding in exchange for his agenda—including a discriminatory, unaccountable, and fraud-prone vouchers program that will only benefit private schools.

Educator Mobilization Leads to Momentum on School Funding Restoration

03/20/2015

Starting with a radio advertising campaign and online petition drive in January, and continuing with the launch of DontShortchangeMaryland.com in early February, the Maryland State Education Association (MSEA) and its members have led a session-long campaign to protect the investment in Maryland schools and restore the education cuts proposed by Gov. Hogan.

Educators Urge Passage of House Budget Plan

03/13/2015

The House Appropriations Committee’s plan will restore over 90% of these cuts to our schools—ensuring continued progress for our students—while protecting retirement security for educators. We urge the General Assembly to reject Gov. Hogan’s plan and support this better budget for Maryland.

Gov. Hogan’s State of the State

02/04/2015

As if cutting Maryland’s schools by $144 million next year isn’t enough, Gov. Hogan has now decided to support policies that would further harm our world-class public education system.

MSEA Statement on Gov. Hogan's Budget

01/23/2015

Larry Hogan campaigned on the need to change Maryland, but his budget shortchanges Maryland's students and schools. Gov. Hogan’s education cuts threaten the progress of our top-notch public schools, which are at the heart of what makes Maryland attractive to businesses and families. Gov. Hogan's $143 million in immediate school funding cuts—which are proposed to reoccur and compound to nearly $600 million in cuts over the next four years—would force students and schools to do more with less.

MSEA Launches School Funding Radio Campaign and Petition Drive

01/12/2015

MSEA is launching a radio campaign and petition drive calling on the new governor and General Assembly to continue the strong support and forward-thinking investments in public education that have helped make Maryland’s schools and students so successful.

MSEA Calls for Immediate Suspension of Kindergarten Readiness Assessment

12/16/2014

“Kindergarten teachers flagged numerous problems with the KRA, including the significant loss of instructional time, the test’s developmental appropriateness, inadequate technology support, and the test’s inability to inform and improve instruction for students,” said MSEA President Betty Weller. “We stand ready to partner with state leaders to ensure that teachers have time to teach, students have time to learn, and assessments serve as effective tools in the classroom.”

MSEA Celebrates Widespread Victories by Pro-Public Education Candidates

06/25/2014

Tuesday’s primary resulted in big wins for pro-public education champions up and down the ballot, and showed the impact of the endorsement of Maryland’s educators.

MSEA Statement on Doug Gansler’s Anti-Teacher “Every Classroom” Ad

05/06/2014

Doug Gansler’s latest television ad, “Every Classroom,” is just the latest reckless campaign communication that suggests he’s increasingly out of step with Democratic voters and progressive priorities. By simplistically blaming our state’s most challenged schools on teachers—during Teacher Appreciation Week, no less—Gansler not only advances a solution that would undo collective bargaining, but he does so while demonizing teachers.