Sen. Chang-Díaz responds to House education funding bill

Jul 11, 2018

Let’s remember that we created the Foundation Budget 25 years ago precisely because of the stunning achievement and opportunity gaps we had. Those gaps have not narrowed in the quarter century since. Yet, the House bill abandons the Commission’s recommendations that would target these gaps, opting for yet another study. We have studied this issue rigorously – and we’ve already had the answers for 3 years. Those answers were additionally approved unanimously by the Education Committee and by 100% of the Senate, including all of the members of the Republican Party. How long should poor children have to wait while we continue “studying,” rather than simply giving them the resources they need to learn?

- State Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz, Second Suffolk District

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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.”

"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."

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.

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