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Urge your state representative to

on this historic education funding bill

VOTE YES

Pass the #StudentOpportunityAct!

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Urge Your State Rep

Pass the #StudentOpportunityAct!

Vote Yes

Fund Our Future is a grassroots campaign with the goal of passing legislation to increase state funding for public education by $1.5 billion a year for public schools and $600 million for public higher education.

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The Commonwealth’s public school funding formula is outdated — resulting in a budget that underfunds local schools by more than $1.5 billion.

The Student Opportunity 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 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.

Get involved

Ask your state rep to support the Student Opportunity Act as passed by the Senate.

PreK-12 Funding

The Commonwealth’s public school funding formula is outdated. State Chapter 70 education aid fails to provide local communities with the resources they need to provide their students with the education to which they are entitled. Districts serving low-income students are especially short-changed.

The Student Opportunity Act would change the funding formula to more accurately reflect the true cost of public education, with most of the new funding going to districts with the greatest needs.

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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