Advocate for an end to the MCAS graduation requirement

Advocate for an end to the MCAS graduation requirement

Thrive Act

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.

Key details:

  • 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:

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.

Join the effort! Email Paul McClory and Tim Warren from the MTA's Grassroots Campaign Division to find a location to collect signatures near you.

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