Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz testifies in support of the Education PROMISE Act

Mar 22, 2019

Our kids are counting on us to do the right thing when it comes to closing opportunity gaps and restoring the quality education we promised every child in Massachusetts. It is past time to implement a sensible, effective plan to fix our broken education funding system.

This morning, I joined with hundreds of students, parents, educators, mayors, civil rights advocates, technology leaders, and a few Patriots players in Gardner Auditorium to speak in support the Education PROMISE Act.

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State Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz, who was one of the bills sponsors, said the law is a “mile-marker,” but not an end to an ongoing fight against racism in policing.

Gov. Charlie Baker signed sweeping police reform legislation on Thursday that will create a mandatory certification process for law enforcement and launch the nation’s first civilian-led police oversight board with subpoena power and decertification authority.

Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz, a Jamaica Plain Democrat, lamented that many things “over-policed communities pleaded for” are not in the bill, including binding definitions of use of force. But she said there was much for advocates to celebrate.

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