More than 8,500 enthusiastic and energetic teachers, students, labor and community activists, and elected officials joined in the historic March for Our Schools rally in Annapolis Monday March 11. Organized and led by the Maryland State Employees Association, the march emphasized the need for adequate funding of Maryland’s public education system. Our Revolution Howard County proudly led the Our Revolution Maryland’s delegation in Annapolis.
Featured speakers, including MSEA President Cheryl Bost, US Senator Chris Van Hollen, and several Maryland County Executives, emphasized the need to fund fully our public school system, which currently needs $3 billion more than its current annual allocation. The recently-released Kirwan Commission Report details a number of serious problems resulting from a chronic shortage of funds. These include: oversized classes, a paucity of full-day pre-kindergarten, insufficient resources for classroom teachers and students, low pay for teachers and other public school employees. Our Revolution Maryland and its chapters are dedicated to the fight to implement the Kirwan Commission Report for our kids and their teachers.