Read why MTA members oppose high-stakes testing

MTA members come out in force for testing moratorium bill

MTA educators came from all over the state and waited hours to testify at the June 11, 2015, State House hearing on testing. In written or oral testimony, more than 50 members told their personal stories about how the focus on high-stakes testing is disrupting teaching and learning in their schools, increasing stress on students and teachers and narrowing the curriculum.

Below are their names, with links to their testimony in support for House 340, An Act Relative to a Moratorium on High-Stakes Testing and PARCC. Click here for testimony by MTA President Barbara Madeloni.

House Bill 340 Testimony

Kaylie Abner Kaylie Abner, a recent graduate of Brookline High School who is attending Smith College, offered her testimony during the June 11 hearing.

Tell your legislators why you support a moratorium on high-stakes testing

It is not too late to submit written testimony to the Joint Committee on Education and to your own legislators. If you weren’t able to attend the hearing but would like to submit testimony, please contact MTA lobbyist Kate Donaghey at

If you are a member of the media and want to contact one of the educators who submitted testimony, contact Laura Barrett, MTA Communications, at