The Massachusetts Teachers Association, our state union, has pledged to unleash member power to increase state funding for public schools and higher education. Fund Our Future: Invest in the Schools and Colleges Our Communities Deserve was launched this fall. Its goal: increase state funds by $1 billion annually for K–12 schools and $500 million annually for higher education. The monetary goals are based on research reports that identified shortages needed to bring excellence to all schools and all students.
The campaign begins at the grassroots level with union members collecting a list of unfunded needs required to ensure adequate staffing and full programming for students. Next step will be union members and leaders developing a plan for winning legislative approval. Expect lawmakers to feel the heat as Fund Our Future goes into high gear in the coming months.
Stay tuned to emails about Fund Our Future activities.
For more info: massteacher.org/current-initiatives/fund-our-future.
This story appears in the December, 2018, PSU Strong newsletter.