The Baltimore Education Coalition has been busy fighting the proposed cuts to Baltimore's schools.
- Over 350 Baltimoreans attended the BEC Legislative Preview and pledged to call, tweet, collect postcards and come to Annapolis.
- BEC presented to the Baltimore House delegation last Friday to share key information and keep the issue of reversing school funding cuts front and center.
- BEC has been present in Annapolis every Monday night with dozens of activists visibly active as a voice for Baltimore's school children, meeting with elected officials.
- 120 more activists will flood Annapolis March 9 to educate legislators, deliver postcards to the Governor's office and conduct a press conference.
Budget hearings have begun in Annapolis and the debate continues. Amid the noise, it is clear that the education cuts fall disproportionately on Baltimore with $35 million in cuts. The average school will be forced to eliminate 2-4 teachers. Principals are already preparing to submit budgets that eliminate art, music, guidance counselors, field trips and other programs essential to a good school.
We need you to make your voice heard loud and clear
with a simple message:
Do not balance the budget on the backs of our students. Hold harmless Baltimore's school children.
Restore the full $35 million in cuts, regardless of the cause.