On April 8th, 2014, teachers gathered in unity and marched from the Bel Air Elementary School on Lee Street in Downtown Bel Air to the County Council on Bond Street to make their voices heard!
Ryan Burbey, was the organizer and is president of the Harford County Educators Association teachers' union.
"It has become apparent that the community does not realize what a dire need there is for schools to get funding," he said, noting that "literally every program is at risk" and teachers continue to leave Harford.
With the county budget set to be introduced soon, "obviously we have timed it that way because we want something to happen before it is too late," he said.
"The purpose for the march is to raise community awareness, raise awareness for the county council," he said. "It's an educating experience so that everyone in the county, the council, the county executive can see how desperate the situation is becoming."
"Every year the school board has asked for more money and every year they don't get it," he said.
With teachers working at "pre-2006 wages," a salary increase "obviously is a motivator," he said.
"It's not just the fact that you are losing hundreds of teachers, it's that the entire system is slowly and arduously grinding to a halt," he said.
To Share this Video, It can be found on YOUTUBE
Robert McArtor with RE/MAX Components supports all Teachers through-out Harford County. He filmed and edited this video. You can reach him at http://www.MarylandHOMESTeam.com or 443-392-4833.