Why Politics?

Who decides what? Check it out below …

Your salary
Local Board of Education

Retirement benefits
General Assembly, Maryland Teachers Retirement and Pension System Board

School budget and class size
Governor, General Assembly, elected county officials, Local Board of Education

Amount of federal school aid
President and Congress

Certification standards
State Board of Education and State Department of Education

Length of school year
State Board of Education

Duty-free lunch
Local Board of Education

Length of workday
Local Board of Education

Health/dental insurance benefit
Local Board of Education

Course content
State Board of Education and State Department of Education

Fringe benefits
General Assembly, Local Board of Education, elected county officials

Employee collective bargaining rights and due process
General Assembly, Local Board of Education, elected county officials

Health and safety standards
General Assembly, Congress

Title 1 funding
Congress

Tuition tax credits
General Assembly, Congress

Worker’s compensation
General Assembly

Unemployment compensation
General Assembly

Licensing fees
General Assembly

Tax credits for school supplies
General Assembly