Teachers Across Maryland Flexing Their Political Muscle

Three years ago, Allison Heintz was a 4th grade teacher who had never been politically active. Then Donald Trump was elected president. Heintz attended the Women’s March in Washington, D.C., was inspired to use her voice, and now finds herself lobbying her local legislators, working on political campaigns, even appearing on the nightly news after speaking at a rally – all on the topic of education. “I decided I wanted to become a teacher in elementary school,” said Heintz, who teaches at Cape St. Clair Elementary School in Annapolis. “This [becoming an activist] never crossed my mind.” (Md. Matters)

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