KEY ISSUE

Thanks to nearly a decade of thoughtful study and persistent broad-based organizing from across the Commonwealth, the Education Committee proposed a funding reform bill in September. It fulfills all five of the recommendations by the Foundation Budget Review Commission — including the key equity provisions — and fills the $1.5 billion hole left by decades of underinvestment. 

 

I advocated for the bill on the Senate floor in October, and it was passed unanimously. But the bill still has a long journey to make it into law — and we must be steadfast in securing the equity provisions.

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Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz, D-Boston, a former Education Committee chair and a leader on education funding reform, said, “This bill stands as our commitment that, in Massachusetts, zip code must not be destiny.”

By Shira Schoenberg | Oct 03, 2019

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"Our session today continues nearly a half-century of work for educational equity. And this bill would not exist without the generations of Bay Staters who tirelessly and passionately kept the cause alive. Who saw the work ahead and never gave up, even when political insiders believed the issue was dead."

Oct 03, 2019

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Fulfilling the promise of public education as the great equalizer is our next big goal. Bay Staters believe in it. It’s a goal our constitution anchors us to. Now, that collective effort in advocating, crafting policy, and working together has given us a chance to deliver on it.

By Sonia Chang-Díaz | Sep 30, 2019

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