Time to get stronger.
The kids are
back to school
, the summer is officially over, and legislators are ramping up for the
2018 General Assembly
. Already, HB 1-supporting lawmakers are working to override Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of that bill. Already, work is moving forward on a mandatory $15 minimum wage. Already, supporters are pushing for restrictive scheduling.
There are two powerful and effective ways to convince influencers and lawmakers on a position:
evidence and anecdotes
comes in data. It’s vitally important that you take our
Mandated Employee Benefits Survey
so we have hard data to fight job-killing legislation in the upcoming session. The survey is short, but it will make a huge difference in our conversations, meetings and testimony.
Please take it today.
Last year, this information was critical in our testimony against minimum wage increases and mandatory paid leave. This year, the questions are different. Your responses are anonymous unless you provide your information so we can contact you about testimony.
Across the nation, states are recognizing the influence of school principals. Aside from their extraordinary impact on a school’s direction and climate for staff and students, they are
for legislators and policymakers who need to know the
state of education
on the ground. Maryland has become the leader of the pack with its principal
talent development program
, preparing 50 promising educators annually to lead schools across all 24 districts. One the highlights of this program is pairing program participants with veteran principals for mentorship and training.
Together with you
, the Chamber supports multiple legislative initiatives on apprenticeship training, vocational/non-degree grants, and adult high school programs. We know that, if we want to help students, we must also help teachers and administrators.
We will work to support this principal program as part of the Chamber’s education and talent pipeline priorities.