Fund Our Future is a grassroots campaign with the goal of passing legislation to increase state funding for public education by more than $1.5 billion a year — more than $1 billion for public schools and more than $500 million for public higher education.
GET INVOLVEDAre you a student, parent or educator? Join the fight today!
WHAT WILL YOUR SCHOOL GAIN?Find out how much funding your school or college would receive.
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Students, parents, educators, and community leaders know there’s an urgent public education funding crisis facing Massachusetts.That’s why we’ve proposed legislation to Fund Our Future and are demanding action from our lawmakers for fair and equitable public education for every student in the Commonwealth from Pre-K through College.
The Commonwealth’s public school funding formula is outdated —resulting in a budget that is too low by more than $1 billion.
The Promise Act would change the funding formula to more accurately reflect the districts with the greatest need and the fewest resources.
Higher Ed Funding
Funding for public higher education in MA has been cut by 31% since 2001, shifting the cost of education onto students and families.
The Cherish Act would address the gap created by underfunding and introduce preventative measures to ensure a strong public higher education system.
As a public school parent, I regularly have to donate money so my daughter’s classroom can have basic supplies like tissues and markers. She’s never been to the library at her middle school because there's no money for a librarian.
For decades, Massachusetts has failed to address the persistent education inequality that often exists between students in one community and those in the city or town right next door. I’ve taught in both Worcester and Weston, and I’ve seen firsthand the difference between a well-funded school district and one that doesn’t receive adequate funding.
Education is the most precious resource in a democracy. Together we can take back our schools and colleges.
WHO’S SIGNED ON?
Boston Education Justice Alliance
Hampshire Franklin Labor Council
La voz de la comunidad – Framingham
Lowell Education Justice Alliance
Massachusetts Community Action Network
Massachusetts Voter Table
Merrimack Valley Central Labor Council
Pioneer Valley Labor Council
Pioneer Valley Street Heat