The Maryland Fair Funding Coalition is a group of more than a dozen organizations across the state that have come together to ensure that the state has the resources it needs to make significant new investments in education funding. Great public schools are part of the foundation of a thriving community. They reflect our understanding that every child has something to contribute and embody our commitment to providing the support children need to learn and thrive. Strong schools build the groundwork for our future prosperity by creating tomorrow’s skilled workforce and making Maryland an attractive place for families and businesses.

Coalition Partners


Maryland State and District of Columbia AFL-CIO

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Advocates for Children & Youth (ACY)

To identify problems, promote policies and programs that improve results for Maryland’s children in measurable and meaningful ways, and evaluate the effectiveness of programs and policies for the state’s children and youth.

Baltimore Teachers Union/AFT-MD

The American Federation of Teachers is a union of professionals that champions fairness; democracy; economic opportunity; and high-quality public education, healthcare and public services for our students, their families and our communities. We are committed to advancing these principles through community engagement, organizing, collective bargaining and political activism, and especially through the work our members do.


We work to create a more just society by building power and improving the quality of life in working class and immigrant communities.

Common Cause - MD

We’re working to build a reflective and representative democracy. One that works for all Marylanders – regardless of race, class, gender, and more – because it reflects who we are and how we live in the 21st Century.

Communities United

Communities United (CU) is a grassroots, intergenerational racial justice organization in Chicago. At the heart of CU’s organizing is the development of grassroots leadership to build collective power to achieve racial justice and transformative social change. With this approach, CU focuses on advancing health equity, affordable housing, education justice, youth investment, immigrant rights, police accountability, and shifting resources from the criminal justice and juvenile justice systems into restorative justice alternatives. 

Jews United for Justice

Jews United for Justice advances economic, racial, and social justice in the Baltimore-Washington region by educating and mobilizing our local Jewish communities to advance issue-based campaigns for real, immediate, and concrete improvements in people’s lives. Through these campaigns we develop leaders, build our base, shift the consciousness of our community, and alter relations of power.

Maryland Center on Economic Policy

The Maryland Center on Economic Policy advances innovative policy ideas to foster broad prosperity and help our state be the standard-bearer for responsible public policy. We engage in research, analysis, strategic communications, public education, and grassroots alliances promoting robust debate and greater public awareness of the policy choices Maryland residents face together.

Maryland Nonprofits

Maryland Nonprofits’ mission is to strengthen organizations and networks for greater quality of life and equity.

Maryland Legislative Coalition

Bringing the Voice of the People to the Halls of Power

Montgomery County Education Association

MCEA is one of the largest local affiliates of the National Education Association (NEA). MCEA is a leader in efforts to build a new kind of teachers union that responds to the needs of today’s educators.

Maryland State Education Association

MSEA works to empower members to make a positive difference in their professional lives in order to elevate the quality of public education for all students.

NAACP - Maryland State Conference

The National Association For the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) still holds — as the impetus of its purpose — the pursuit of political, educational, social, and economic advancement and equity for all people of color.

National Education Association

The National Education Association (NEA), the nation’s largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA’s 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.

Our Maryland

Lifting progressive voices across the state through digital media, holding elected officials accountable, and promoting progressive policy solutions.

Prince George's County Education Association

We are the county teachers’ union. Representing all “teachers” in Prince George’s County Public Schools. We are more than 9,000 classroom teachers, guidance counselors, speech pathologists, media specialists, and other non-supervisory certified educators in the Prince George’s County Public School (PGCPS) system.

Progressive Maryland

Progressive Maryland is a statewide nonprofit advocacy organizing promoting social, economic, and racial justice. With over 120,000 individual members, supporters, and organizational affiliates statewide, we are leading the fight for progressive change in Maryland through grassroots organizing, public education, and legislative advocacy.

SEIU (International, state, 1199, 500)

We are the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), a union of about 2 million diverse members in healthcare, the public sector and property services who believe in and fight for our Vision for a Just Society: where all workers are valued and all people respected—no matter where we come from or what color we are; where all families and communities can thrive; and where we leave a better and more equitable world for generations to come.

State Innovation Exchange

The State Innovation Exchange (SiX) is a national resource and strategy center that supports state legislators in advancing and defending progressive policies across the country.

Strong Schools Maryland

We are seizing a once in a generation opportunity to build a world-class education system for all Maryland students.