Underfunding of Our Schools and Colleges

Researchers have calculated how much money each school district and each public higher education campus would receive if the Fund Our Future campaign is successful. To see the dollar amounts, select a district or campus — red = preK-12 district and blue = public college or university — and then click on the icon that appears on the map.

Methodology Behind PreK-Funding

Based on a simulation by the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center, the map indicates the additional Chapter 70 aid each district would receive in fiscal year 2023 if the four core recommendations of the 2015 Foundation Budget Review Commission are phased in over a five-year period. The amounts shown are in addition to the FY23 baseline Chapter 70 aid for each district. "Baseline" is the Chapter 70 aid each district would receive if the recommendations were not implemented. For about 60 percent of districts, the FY23 figure includes additional Chapter 70 "minimum aid," which was not part of the FBRC recommendations.

Methodology Behind Higher Education Funding

Since its FY01 high point, inflation-adjusted state higher education appropriations have declined by 32 percent in per-pupil terms. Attaining the FY01 level again would require an additional $574 million.

 
 
 
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Our Students Can't Wait

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

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Colleges Need State Dollars

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
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Fund Our Future

One-pager about the campaign to win the funding that our students, educators & communities deserve.

Campaign Overview

MTA Vice President Max Page can come to your local to present this campaign overview.