Campaign Highlights

MTA president calls new funding law 'a huge victory for students'

student opportunity act is signed

The following statement was issued by MTA President Merrie Najimy on Nov. 26 following the signing of the Student Opportunity Act by Governor Charlie Baker:

Winning the Student Opportunity Act is a huge victory for students, for educators, for communities and for racial and economic justice. When the new law is fully phased in, it will increase annual state funding for public education by $1.5 billion over inflation. Much of that money will go to low-income districts — disproportionately communities of color — that have been left behind by our Commonwealth’s outdated and inequitable funding system.

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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