MTA President Merrie Najimy and Vice President Max Page respond to Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy's claim that UMass Amherst is suffering...
The following statement was issued today by MTA President Merrie Najimy in response to Governor Charlie Baker’s announcement about providing limited coronavirus testing to public school students and educators in Massachusetts:
“ Like much of what Governor Baker has promoted for schools, his testing plan recklessly creates false confidence.”MTA President Merrie Najimy
“Because the educators’ unions are shining a bright light on what a safe return to in-person learning requires, Governor Baker is finally acknowledging the necessity of having rapid COVID-19 testing available to students and educators. The plan he unveiled today still falls short. COVID-19 testing must be widespread, frequent, easily accessible and free to all students and staff – and not limited just to cohorts where there are signs of concern. Like much of what Governor Baker has promoted for schools, his testing plan recklessly creates false confidence. We need to be able to reopen public schools in a manner that prevents the spread of the coronavirus, and Governor Baker’s plan does not accomplish that.”