Now more than ever, our federal, state and local governments must provide public schools and colleges with the funding needed to support our students and sustain our economy.

The COVID-19 pandemic and recession have caused unprecedented trauma and disruption for students and workers in our public schools and colleges. Now more than ever, our federal, state and local governments must provide public schools and colleges with the funding needed to support our students and sustain our economy.

We must fully fund our public schools and colleges to support students and families through this crisis and address structural racism that has created disparities in education. Our schools – especially those serving low-income students and students of color – need resources more than ever. To make higher education accessible to all, students and their families need debt relief and fully funded public colleges and universities.

Higher Ed Funding

Funding for public higher education in MA has been cut by 31 percent since 2001, shifting the cost of education onto students and families. The Cherish Act would increase state per student funding for public higher education back to 2001 levels over five years, an increase of $600 million. It would also freeze tuition in fees every year that state funding targets are met.

This is increasingly important as colleges and universities work to reopen safely and provide accessible learning opportunities for students.

PreK-12 Funding

The Student Opportunity Act if implemented as planned would provide a major infusion of new funding to Massachusetts public schools.

As we work to reopen schools and start to repair the trauma and learning loss that students are experiencing, students in high-poverty communities need the increased support the Student Opportunity Act promised them, now more than ever.

Make Your Voice Heard

Record a video on why your school or college can't afford budget cuts!

Higher Ed Funding

Funding for public higher education in MA has been cut by 31 percent since 2001, shifting the cost of education onto students and families. The Cherish Act would increase state per student funding for public higher education back to 2001 levels over five years, an increase of $600 million. It would also freeze tuition in fees every year that state funding targets are met.

This is increasingly important as colleges and universities work to reopen safely and provide accessible learning opportunities for students.

PreK-12 Funding

The Student Opportunity Act if implemented as planned would provide a major infusion of new funding to Massachusetts public schools.

As we work to reopen schools and start to repair the trauma and learning loss that students are experiencing, students in high-poverty communities need the increased support the Student Opportunity Act promised them, now more than ever.

Make Your Voice Heard

Record a video on why your school or college can't afford budget cuts!

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  • 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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