Posts Categorized: political action

March to Protect our Schools

March to Protect our Schools:  On March 13, 2017 join hundreds of educators from MCEA and across Maryland! Let’s send a powerful message to our elected officials in Annapolis: It’s time to support the Educators’ Agenda and protect our students, our schools, and public education in Maryland. Please click here to sign up to ride

Town Hall Meetings

Education Budget Town Hall Meetings:  Over 60 educators showed up –and spoke up!—at the first of five town hall meetings hosted by County Council Member, Craig Rice and attended by Superintendent, Jack Smith.  There are several town halls remaining in March.  Let’s pack the house each time, and show our support for reduced standardized testing,

See Who’s on the Apple Ballot

Support candidates who support our students and our public schools. See who our recommended candidates for the Board of Education are by clicking here.  See who will be on the Apple Ballot. Early Voting begins October 27 and runs through November 3. Election Day is November 8.

It’s Apple Ballot Time

Election Day 2016 is almost here and MCEA members are again hitting the polls for their students, their schools and their careers! Make sure the voice of educators is heard at the polls and sign up for a shift to hand out Apple Ballots. To sign up to be an Apple Ballot Volunteer click here

MoCo Student Loan Refinance Authority (MCSLRA) Bill Passes the General Assembly!

The proposed legislation enabling the creation of a Montgomery County (MD) Student Loan Refinance Authority (MCSLRA) has successfully passed the Maryland state legislature! Earlier today it passed the State Senate on a unanimous vote (46-0), after previously clearing the State House of Delegates on an overwhelming vote (126-7).  The text of the final bill can

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250 Members for Action on Affordable Housing and Child First After School Program

An action is a show of power and unity. MCEA along with Action in Montgomery will stand united to demand ACTION from our County leaders. We are seeking support for: $54 Million to increase Affordable Housing in the County o   How many of our students live under one roof with two or three other families? 25%

THIS IS BIG!! MCEA TAKES LEAD ON STUDENT DEBT IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

MCEA is taking the lead on Student Debt. Over the past year, several hundred of you have attended MCEA workshops on how to lower your monthly student loan payments. Now we have introduced innovative legislation to create a Student Loan Refinancing Authority in Montgomery County. Our goals are to: Allow MCPS graduates – and MCPS

President Prouty testifies in support of the Superintendent’s budget

MCEA President Doug Prouty testified before the Board of Education this evening to support the Superintendent’s proposed operating budget for FY2016. President Prouty stressed to the Board the importance of a fully funded school budget, noting that as we work for all of our students, funding shortfalls have the potential to hurt our most vulnerable