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Mission Statement



The Maryland Education Coalition (MEC) advocates for adequate funding, equitable policies, and transparent accountability statewide for the estimated 900,000 students in Maryland’s public schools, regardless of their academic, cultural, economic, geographic, racial, or other demographic status. 


  • 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 students will have equal access to education opportunities - regardless of jurisdiction, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender identity, English language learner status, ability, or disability

  • All students are entitled to high, evidence-based academic standards that will prepare them to graduate college or career-ready”. We believe this is also their civil and human right.

  • All publicly funded schools will be accountable for promoting high evidence-based standards and improving student performance

Helpful Definitions:



Funding should be sufficient to acquire the total resources needed to reasonably expect that all students can meet academic performance standards


Educational equity in Maryland is defined as providing the essential academic, social, & economic supports to ensure that all students have has access to appropriate educational resources & instructional rigor throughout their academic career

*Relevant Civil Rights Laws:

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964


Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972


Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973


Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

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