ANNAPOLIS, Md.- Delmarva educators are preparing to rally in the state capitol as teachers from Dorchester and Wicomico counties argue for better pay.
Some teachers tell local media they feel they're working harder than before to meet growing demands. The teachers are asking state lawmakers to create a three percent increase in their salaries.
"With Common Core and with changes in the curriculum, teachers are putting more and more hands on materials and shopping and trying to put more into their classrooms to meet the needs of so many types of kids," explains Wicomico Educator Mel Dennis. "That adjustment is necessary just so they don't go into the negative buying things for their classrooms."
Wicomico County Delegate Carl Anderton says state funding could handle these requests, but it would be far more difficult at the county level.
The teachers' rally is expected to begin at 6 p.m. on Monday, although lawmakers are not expected to decide anything during Monday night's session.