Over the course of its 143-year history, the Maryland State Teachers Association (MSTA) became known as the state's leading voice for public education. Whether we're lobbying for school funding in Annapolis, fighting for civil rights, or making sure every student receives the attention they need and every educator the respect they deserve, our association has been the most successful and powerful force for progress in Maryland. Now, as the Maryland State Education Association (MSEA), weve taken our mission to the next level. Our new name recognizes the critical role that all educators and school employees play in providing great public schools for every child. The simple, symbolic open book above the e in our bright logo and its seven pages reflect the contributions that each of seven membership groupsteachers, ESPs, administrators, certificated specialists, higher education faculty, student educators, and retired membersmake towards creating a high-quality public education system from pre-K through college.