STATEMENT BY PGCEA PRESIDENT THERESA MITCHELL DUDLEY ON THE RESIGNATION OF PGCPS CEO DR. KEVIN MAXWELL

“As educators, we hope this means we are moving in a different direction, but the issues in the Prince George’s County School system go well beyond Dr. Maxwell. There are deep structural problems and an unacceptable lack of accountability that must be addressed. We still need a fully elected school board. We still need adequate funding for our schools. We still need fair salary increases.  If the next CEO is only accountable to one person – the County Executive – that’s not good enough. And when it comes to selecting new leadership at PGCPS in the days ahead, teachers, parents and students deserve a seat at the table.”