Maryland’s public schools are underfunded by $2.9 billion annually. That’s an average of $2 million per school per year. The General Assembly took a first step toward closing the gap — on the heels of the March for Our Schools, the largest rally in Annapolis in nearly a decade — by securing $1.1 billion to raise teacher pay and help low-income and special education students over the next three years.
But we need a more lasting solution — and one that addresses all aspects of the problem — so we don’t end up back where we started. To get there, we need you to take a quick action. It only takes a few minutes.