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Release Date: 05/16/2024

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Stand Up! with Pete Dominick

Stand Up is a daily podcast. I book,host,edit, post and promote new episodes with brilliant guests every day.  and gain access to a community of over 700 awesome, curious, kind, funny, brilliant, generous souls Check out  to learn more Andrew is the author of two books:  (2019) and American Crusade: How the Supreme Court is Weaponizing Religious Freedom He’s also co-editor of an academic text, Law and Religion: Cases and Materials (Foundation Press, 2022) 5th Edition, with Prof. Leslie Griffin of UNLV law school. While writing the epilogue for The...

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Stand Up is a daily podcast that I book,host,edit, post and promote new episodes with brilliant guests every day.  and gain access to a community of over 700 awesome, curious, kind, funny, brilliant, generous souls Check out  to learn more  graduated from Emory University, Phi Beta Kappa 27  and summa cum laude, and from Vanderbilt Law School, where he was the research editor for the Law Review and member of Order of the Coif. He clerked for the Chief Judge Charles Moye Jr. for the Northern District of Georgia, and Albert J. Henderson of the 11th Circuit Court of...

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On today's show I have a great news recap and at 36 minutes I get to speak with my friend Sean Mckillop and 5 amazing Education Support Professionals from the Maryland State Education Association 

From instructional assistants to cafeteria workers to custodians, bus drivers, secretaries, and more, MSEA has a proven track record of helping you win decent wages, better working conditions, and more respect for the important role you play every day at your school or worksite.

Education support professionals (ESP) are the backbone of every public school in the state. Their dedication to the total student learning experience is seen every day in noisy buses, bright hallways, busy classrooms, welcoming school offices, and bustling cafeterias. 

Our education support members include paraeducators, administrative assistants, custodians, bus drivers, security and technology staff, food service workers, and other school employees vital to student and school success.

Nationally, support professionals make up more than 40 percent of the total K-12 education workforce and more than 80 percent live in the same school districts where they work. In Maryland and across the nation, ESPs are a critically important part of the school community.

Education support professionals take care of our children every day and make sure they have the tools they need to succeed in our schools and classrooms.

FIGHTING FOR THE ESP BILL OF RIGHTS

With continuing staff shortages, escalating student behavioral challenges, increasing respon­sibilities, a continuing lack of respect, and the rising costs of healthcare benefits, ESPs are being asked to do more—too often without the resources they need and the compensation they deserve. These are workload, morale, and stress issues that cause burnout and resignations.

Some school board members and community and state officials have refused time and again to rec­ognize support staff and their con­tributions or to provide adequate, living wages. While the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future provides funding to add staff in some ESP positions, there is more to do. With recruitment and retention so difficult, the welfare and safety of students and fellow staff is at risk.

Following information and listening sessions across the state, ESP member-organizers have developed an ESP Bill of Rights. Click here to learn more about the Bill of Rights and get involved.