How to support public education in


Key Dates

  • General Election Voter Registration Deadline: Oct. 16, 2018
  • Early Voting (General): Oct. 25 – Nov. 1, 2018
  • Fix the Fund Days of Action: Sept. 29 and Oct. 6, 2018
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Know the Issues

Here's what's at stake in Maryland in the next election

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Education Funding

Education Funding

Fully funding public schools is the only way to ensure all students get the education they deserve, regardless of ZIP code.

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Educator Salary

Educator Salary

Fair wages allow educators to provide for their families and do what they love without going into debt. Fact: 1 in 5 educators must take a second job to get by. This is not sustainable.

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Retirement Security

Retirement Security

Educators deserve access to the benefits they spent their lives paying for. Protecting pensions and Social Security ensures retired educators live with dignity.

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Public money should go to public services. Giving taxpayer money to private interests, like unaccountable, for-profit charter schools, eliminates a path to well-paying jobs for the communities public schools serve.

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Taking already scarce funding from local public schools and giving it to private schools hurts student opportunities.

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College Affordability

College Affordability

Every student should be able to pursue an education without amassing major debt. We support college affordability legislation, federal loan forgiveness programs for public service and increased Pell Grant funding.

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Key Ballot Measures

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Vote Yes on Question 1

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NEA Recommends

These candidates are committed to advancing student opportunity and quality public education in every neighborhood.
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Sen. Ben Cardin (D)
U.S. Senate
Ben Jealous (D)
Jesse Colvin (D)
U.S. House, 1st Dist.
Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D)
U.S. House, 2nd Dist.
Rep. John Sarbanes (D)
U.S. House, 3rd Dist.
Rep. Anthony Brown (D)
U.S. House, 4th Dist.
Rep. Steny Hoyer (D)
U.S. House, 5th Dist.
David Trone (D)
U.S. House, 6th Dist.
Rep. Elijah Cummings (D)
U.S. House, 7th Dist.
Rep. Jamie Raskin (D)
U.S. House, 8th Dist.
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Take Action

Here's what you can do to support public education where you live


Pledge your support

To ensure that every child has the opportunity to succeed, we must hold politicians accountable for the quality of public schools. Pledge to be the voice for Maryland's students in the 2018 midterm elections!


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