Voter's Guides

Submitted by admin on Wed, 10/17/2018 - 15:50

In our advocacy efforts during the last legislative session and subsequent communication with some key legislative leaders, it has become clear that the teachers union is aggressively seeking to influence legislators to stop all funding for non-public schools. Additionally, some legislators who have been favorable of school choice and funding for non-public schools are not seeking re-election. Our opponents anticipate a sufficient change in the legislature to end the funding of non-public school programs.

Please utilize the candidate surveys below to learn about the candidate positions:

Candidate Survey (grouped by office)
Candidate Survey (grouped by district)

Click here to find your MD Legislative District

KEY ELECTION DEADLINES:
General Election - November 6
Deadline to register to vote - October 16
Early voting - begins on October 25 and ends on November 1

Do School Vouchers Cost States Money?

Submitted by steven_grinder on Thu, 10/11/2018 - 08:24

“I don’t believe we should take money from public schools and give it to private schools.” You may have heard similar remarks in your conversations about school choice.

For your own information and to help you be prepared to engage people with those beliefs, this report and visual presentation from edChoice on Fiscal Effects of School Vouchers is a good resource.

Maryland Council for American Private Education

Submitted by steven_grinder on Thu, 10/11/2018 - 08:19

The Maryland Council for American Private Education is a non-profit for non-profits to provide a voice for Maryland's non-profit school community. It has resources to help non-profit schools to help their families get educated on issues that are important to non-profit schools.

http://www.mdnonpubs.org/2018electionsurveys.html

ACSI Considers Response to MSDE's Initiative to Evaluate Admissions Standards

Submitted by merle_skinner on Thu, 10/11/2018 - 08:13

In the spring and summer of 2018, ACSI headquarters tasked ACSIMD to inform our Maryland schools and to survey the position of each school’s leadership regarding potential legal action against MSDE. The result of our surveys and phone calls did not reveal a consensus to move forward with legal action at this time.

Several reasons contributed to the lack of consensus among our schools, including legitimate differences in admissions standards, inconsistent and unpredictable actions taken by MSDE, and varying levels of risk tolerance.

Maryland Council for American Private Education

Submitted by steven_grinder on Wed, 09/19/2018 - 10:40

The Maryland Council for American Private Education is a non-profit for non-profits to provide a voice for Maryland's non-profit school community. It has resources to help non-profit schools to help their families get educated on issues that are important to non-profit schools.

http://www.mdnonpubs.org/2018electionsurveys.html