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Mission Statement

The Maryland Education Coalition (MEC) has been in existence for over 40 years and

is made up of 20 statewide organizations & several individuals who

represent parents, civil rights, & special population groups including

lower income, special needs, limited English, Gifted & Talented and people of color.

We advocate for adequate, equitable funding and systematic accountability for

the estimated 900,000 public school students in Maryland’s public schools regardless of their academic, cultural, economic, geographic, racial or other demographic status.


We believe a public education allows all students access to a quality education so

each may graduate college or career-ready is a constitutional right based on 

Article VIII of the Maryland Constitution. We also believe it is a civil right*

based on several federal and state laws or regulations, cited below.

*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

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

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MEC urges ALL members, partners, friends and
communities to remain Smart, Safe and Healthy.
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