Just hours after hundreds of teachers, other school employees, and supporters rallied in Annapolis on Monday, the State Senate passed the “Fix the Fund” Act, which would guarantee money from casinos goes to funding education — an unfulfilled decade-old promise. “[Education funding] is being reallocated for other things,” said Education Association of St. Mary’s County President Jill Morris. “Quite honestly they’re stealing it, and we want it back.” Maryland delegates must now pass the same version before voters decide its fate in November. “It’s critical for educators to demonstrate… that we are serious about adequately funding our schools,” said Shawn Starcher, a Maryland State Education Association member from Charles County. “Promises need to be kept.” Read more on this MSEA website.
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