The battle over education funding is in high gear in Annapolis (click here to learn more about the major issues in education this session). The governor proposed a 1% inflationary increase, but also proposed shifting half of the cost of teacher’s pensions to the counties and Baltimore City. Just this week, the Senate released a Doomsday Budget that includes cuts of over $200 million to education.
In order for our schools to have the funding necessary to ensure that children receive a quality education, we need you to contact your legislators and ask them to support public education by:
• SUPPORTING new revenues for education and opposing the Doomsday Budget;
• STOPPING THE SHIFT of pension costs to local school boards or governments;
• MAINTAINING the 1% inflation allowance to the Thornton education formula in order to maintain the quality of education and avoid harmful teacher layoffs; and
• PROTECTING children in less wealthy jurisdictions.
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