MEC is always looking for new members to stand up for Maryland's students.


In addition to being on the mailing list, MEC members help determine the direction and leadership of the coalition. General membership responsibilities may include attending the annual meeting, taking reasonable efforts to advance MEC priorities throughout the year, and attending meetings and briefings as appropriate.

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but want to stay up to date with ways to get involved?

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  1. Review the MEC Credo and Commitment to Participate below.

  2. Contact us at if you support the credo & wish to petition for membership

Membership petitions are considered by the MEC Board at its monthly meetings. Membership is approved by a favorable vote from a simple majority of a quorum of the Board.


Mission Statement


The Maryland Education Coalition (MEC) is a group of organizations and individuals dedicated to improving outcomes for all students in Maryland public schools by promoting equal access to high quality programs and services, adequate and equitable funding for public education, and vigorous systemic accountability.




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


The purpose of adequate and equitable funding of public education is to provide every student with:


  • Comprehensive educational opportunities and supports that fully prepares students for college, career, and for meaningful civic and social engagement;

  • High-quality academic instruction and social-emotional support that responds to students’ individual needs;

  • Safe and modern school facilities that are conducive to 21st century teaching and learning; and

  • A safe, respectful, and welcoming school climate.


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.

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