Another day and another MABE “partner”.
No thanks MABE!
What is MABE?
MABE is the Maryland Association of Boards of Education. It is a private club that taxpayers fund. Each Board of Education in the State of Maryland belongs to MABE with the notable exception of the Maryland State Board of Education who dropped out of the club in 2012.
Each Board of Education uses tax dollars to pay their MABE dues according to our sister blog Parents’ Coalition of Montgomery County, Maryland.
What do dues cost?
Here is for example what MCPS’ Board of Education has paid into this private club over the last 6 years.
FY 2015 $66,354
FY 2014 $68,401
FY 2013 $41,986
FY 2012 $48,062
FY 2011 $47,017
FY 2010 $47,602
According to our close contacts, Prince George’s County Public schools (PGCPS) Board of Education pays more due to it’s size and membership in this MABE.
In recent years MABE has been “partnering” with companies that have things to “sell” to Boards of Education throughout Maryland. The organization is very well connected with Maryland state Board of Education with lots of cash to burn from our tax dollars. Each year MABE holds a conference in Ocean City and on top of the dues above, tax payers fund the Ocean City Party! (Click link for PICTURES from 2013 junket or review PGCPSBOE members at the bottom).
Together, we can make a difference.
With your support we can create partnerships of great purpose to improve education and wellness, increase opportunity for all children and families, reduce corruption, create economic opportunity and growth, and help communities address the effects of mega fraud while advancing change. Otherwise, we demand a regime change ASAP.
Call your elected officials now and the media. Let us demand an end to this poisoned chalice!