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.
CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATORSFind out if your legislators support the bills and how to make your voice heard.
GET THE FACTSThe state is shortchanging our students. Find out how much your school is owed.
THE BILLSWant 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.
The Commonwealth’s public school funding formula is outdated —resulting in a budget that is too low by more than $1 billion.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.