The Maryland Education Coalition is dedicated to raising the academic achievement of students in Maryland public schools by promoting adequate funding and systemic accountability for improving results.
All students will have equal education opportunities - regardless of jurisdiction, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender identity, English language learner status, ability or disability
The State of Maryland will fully fund public education programs and realize its constitutional guarantee that all children in the state have access to a thorough and efficient system of public education
All publicly funded schools will be accountable for promoting high standards and improving student performance
The MEC Credo and Commitment
The Maryland Education Coalition (MEC) supports and advocates for high-quality public education that is adequately and equitably accessible to all public education students.
We work to promote successful education outcomes for all students, regardless of jurisdiction, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender identity, English language learner status, or disability. We believe Maryland must fully fund public education programs to realize its constitutional guarantee that all children in the state have access to a "a thorough and efficient system of public education."
We support efforts to hold all publicly funded schools accountable for promoting high standards and improving student performance.
While financial resources alone will not guarantee that all students graduate career or college ready, any failure to provide the necessary state and local funding creates obstacles that prevent students from realizing these goals.
We strongly support requirements for local governments to maintain their part of the partnership with the state to fund the public schools.
Access to a high-quality education ensures each child the opportunity to succeed, thereby enhancing Maryland’s long-term prosperity.
As a member of MEC I/we agree to support the Credo, to attend the annual general membership meeting and other meetings and briefings throughout the year and to take reasonable efforts to advance Coalition priorities by participating in MEC sponsored activities.