"There’s a lack of understanding about how little of our money comes from government. We are educators, so we need to be educating people about the dire situations on our campuses.”
Katie Riel, MassArt Librarian
Katie Riel, a librarian at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and a member of the MSCA, on the need to pass the Cherish Act.
The MTA represents approximately 18,000 higher education members. They work on the Amherst, Boston and Lowell campuses of the University of Massachusetts system, at nine state universities, and at 15 community colleges. Members include faculty, part-time and continuing education faculty, administrators, librarians and support staff.
The 'Real' Stories From Our Campuses
Students are going into deep levels of debt because the state has failed to properly fund public higher education. The MTA is collecting stories that illustrate the impact of student debt as well as the serious need for increased state funding for our public colleges and universities.