HB557 Phonebank + Stakeholder Meeting

Join Baltimore Movement of Rank and File Educators in getting casino money to go to schools

Sunday, February 25th |  1:30 - 3:30pm | Church on the Square 1025 S Potomac St

Taxpayers were promised that subsidies to casinos would improve our schools. Instead, these funds are being used to replace, not supplement general funding. HB557 would make these funds available to schools next fiscal year. Join TDP fellows Corey and Diamonte for a strategy session and phone bank to push this important legislation forward.

Black Teachers Matter

In Baltimore, during the time period 2003 to 2015 Black Teachers decreased 24.5 percentage points from 63% to 38%. This video explores why the decline occurred. 

Black Teachers Matter Panel

Cristina Duncan Evans facilitated a panel discussion after the screening of the Black Teachers Matter video. The panel features:

  • Kim Trueheart, Education Advocate
  • Ui-Seng Francois, Baltimore City Schools Student
  • Tyrik Moore, Baltimore City Schools Educator
  • Diamonte Brown, Baltimore City Schools Educator, Organizer, and BMORE Steering Committee Member 
  • Khalilah Harris, Founding Co-Chair, Coalition of Black Leaders in Education

Education Advocacy Is What We Do

THE TEACHERS’ DEMOCRACY PROJECT SUPPORTS TEACHERS AND OTHERS COMMITTED TO STRENGTHENING  DEMOCRATIC PARTICIPATION IN BALTIMORE’S PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND IN EDUCATION POLICY MAKING


Fellows 

TDP engages teachers and community members in Fellowship Projects.  Fellows are working on: Restorative Practices, Socially engaged curriculum and how to increase democratic decision making by all stakeholders in schools. By proactively connecting teachers, parents, students and community members we aim to transform school relationships, culture and the way decisions get made.

Advocacy Work

Our Advocacy Work is a result of what we hear from our fellows as they tackle issues in their schools and in response to larger national and local trends. We engage teacher feedback and conduct research to help us advocate for better policies and practices. We attend school board meetings and host community forums around how to create more equity and inclusion in school decision making.

Borrow from a collection of education related videos, books and trainings which we make available to all who want to get informed.