- House passes historic education funding bill
October 23, 2019
- Senate OK of education funding bill a ‘giant step' forward
October 3, 2019
- A giant step forward on ed funding, but your help is still needed
September 25, 2019
You did it!!!
Today the House and Senate unanimously approved the Student Opportunity Act, the education funding bill that MTA members — via the Fund Our Future campaign — have been fighting for over the past year. It will lead to hundreds of millions more public education dollars from the state next year alone — and $1.5 billion over inflation by 2027.
Governor Charlie Baker can sign the act, send it back with proposed amendments or veto it. Given the overwhelming support for the measure, significant changes are not anticipated.
The MTA was a major force behind the bill and its earlier incarnation, the Promise Act. Through your local associations and statewide through the Fund Our Future coalition, MTA member actions included:
Well done! There will be much work ahead to make sure that educators have input into district plans, that the money is spent according to our vision and that the state doesn’t overreach by trying to dictate local priorities. But for now, let’s celebrate our great progress toward creating the schools our students deserve.