Advocacy Overview

Issues we are focused on include policies that most impact teachers, parents and students like the discipline policy, community schools policy and family engagement policy. We are are also focused on equity issues such as charter versus traditional school funding, the changing demographics of our teaching force and issues related to school closings. These campaigns connect us to organizers and committed activists in Baltimore, allow us to partner and work with allies, as well as help us influence policy development at central office.

The newly formed TDP Policy Collaborative is a loosely formed group of people who are interested in addressing urgent policy issues, regularly attend school board meetings, or have a history of working with us on policy issues.   The Collaborative is designed to meet approximately once a month and works on actual policies as well as helping to decide what issues to work on next. Email us at democracyproject@icloud.com for more information.