More than 20 parents of schoolchildren delivered nearly 1,700 letters to Governor Charlie Baker’s office on Monday, asking for what the group called a more equitable school funding formula.

The letters were handwritten by parents, grandparents, and community members from across the state on behalf of the nonprofit Stand for Children Massachusetts, asking Baker to invest in creating equal footing for wealthy and underserved school districts.

“To help these children and the Gateway Cities and rural communities where they live to succeed, we need to pass legislation this year that allows more spending to alleviate overcrowding, cover increasing costs and provide funds to dramatically boost early literacy and help students remain on track and graduate,” a statement from the organization read.

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