Show your support for legislation to eliminate the MCAS graduation requirement at a State House hearing before the members of the Joint Committee for Education on Wednesday, Oct. 4 from 2 to 8 p.m.
The Thrive Act would end the failed policies of using MCAS scores to block students from graduating high school and state receivership, but it would still maintain Massachusetts’ rigorous and nationally respected high academic standards.
Let's show our legislators how important this bill is to Massachusetts educators.
- Event Date: Wednesday, October 4
- Start Time: 2:00 p.m., the hearing has also been extended past 4 PM so that educators have greater flexibility to testify.
- Location: Gardner Auditorium, Massachusetts State House and virtual
Here are some ways you can take action:
- Register to go to the State House hearing
- Sign up to testify at hearing in person or virtually
- Submit written testimony for the hearing
- Send a message to your state legislator asking them to attend the hearing
- Record a short video explaining why you support the Thrive Act
For more information, please contact Victoria Reim in MTA's Government Relations Division.
Help Collect Signatures
Across the state, MTA members and allies are collecting signatures to get an initiative to end the MCAS graduation requirement before Massachusetts voters. The signature collection efforts are taking place outside grocery stores, at farmer markets, at community events and at a variety of other locations.