Where We Are
Dorchester Educators Office
5A Cedar Street
Cambridge, MD 21613
Our next Dorchester Educator meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 12th at 4:30 pm in the Dorchester Educators Office.
If you are interested in joining DE or participating in one of our committees, please see your building representative.
PARCC Scores Show Schools Are Underfunded
“This year’s PARCC scores are a reflection of the fact that our schools are underfunded. When you have class sizes of more than 30 kids to a teacher, when you have high teacher turnover rates because we underpay educators, and when you don’t address the non-academic barriers to learning in our communities of high poverty, you see achievement gaps persist. It’s not enough to talk about test scores—kids are never going to test their way out of poverty. We need more funding in our public schools to meet the needs of every child, and until then you’re going to keep seeing the same results," said MSEA President Betty Weller.
Maryland Legislation to Limit Testing in Schools Signed into Law
“Today is a huge step in rolling back the disruptive and counterproductive over-testing culture in our schools. By eliminating more than 700 hours of unnecessary district-mandated testing across the state, our kids will get back days—and in some cases weeks—of instruction time to learn well-rounded skills and gain valuable problem solving ability," said MSEA President Betty Weller.
DE Meeting @ 4:30pm