Hundreds of parents, teachers, students and concerned citizens circled around the Boston Public School’s district office to rally for teacher contract negotiations they say will help improve schools.
“We need to speak the truth about our broken school system,” said Rosalinda Mindence, a student support staff member at Boston Day and Evening Academy. “I see the day-to-day struggle our students go through and our teachers can’t provide what they need, they don’t have the resources. Do we call this equality and justice in education… how can we support students if we aren’t supported or heard?”
More than 7,500 BPS teachers have been working without a contract since August 2018.
“There is a lot of agreement to improve our schools, the disagreement is how to best improve them,” Boston Teachers Union President Jessica Tang said. “This is a reaffirmation of our solidarity and support of what we’re fighting for and show of unity for what we believe in.”