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Students can't afford to wait!

Take Action

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 INVOLVED

Are you a student, parent or educator? Join the fight today!

CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATORS

Find out if your legislators support the bills and how to make your voice heard.

THE BILLS

Want to learn more about the Cherish and Promise Acts? Read more here.

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.

PreK-12 Funding

The Commonwealth’s public school funding formula is outdated — resulting in a budget that underfunds local schools by more than $1 billion.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.

Do your legislators support the bills?

Use our legislator lookup tool to find out if your representatives support the Cherish and Promise Acts.

PreK-12 Funding

The Commonwealth’s public school funding formula is outdated —resulting in a budget that is too low by more than $1 billion.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.

latest news

  • 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.

    Ricardo Rosa Parent in New Bedford and Professor at UMass Dartmouth
  • 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.

    Zena Link Public School Teacher
  • Education is the most precious resource in a democracy. Together we can take back our schools and colleges.

    Merrie Najimy President, Massachusetts Teachers Association
  • 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.

    Ricardo Rosa Parent in New Bedford and Professor at UMass Dartmouth
  • 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.

    Zena Link Public School Teacher
  • Education is the most precious resource in a democracy. Together we can take back our schools and colleges.

    Merrie Najimy President, Massachusetts Teachers Association
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