Now More Than Ever

One of the richest states in the richest country in the world can afford excellent public education for all. Now More Than Ever! We must fund public education in order to:

  • Recover from the disruption caused by the pandemic.
  • Restore the economy and public services.
  • Rebuild a better society.

We need a New Deal-level of investment and progressive tax and budget policies to make that funding possible. Funding from all three levels of government — federal, state and local — is critical to seizing this dangerous moment to advance the public good. It's important to note that as the pandemic and unemployment rate were heating up between March 18 and June 17, the net worth of 19 billionaires in Massachusetts increased by $17 billion.

Where will the money come from?

When students return to their classrooms, our public schools and colleges are going to need more staff members, not fewer, to educate them safely. Where will the money come from? The MTA supports progressive revenues to fund public education and the common good.

Funding Facts
PreK-12 Funding


The state is underfunding our schools by more than $1 billion a year.

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Higher Education Funding

Higher Ed

Aid for public colleges & universities is down by more than $500 million annually.

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“Education is the most precious resource in a democracy. Together we can take back our schools and colleges.”

Massachusetts Teachers Assocation President Merrie Najimy