An opportunity like this does not come along very often. For the first time in a generation, lawmakers will consider fundamental changes to the way that public education throughout Massachusetts is funded. With as much as $1.5 billion in additional funding to public schools and colleges at stake, the Boston Teachers Union is joining educators from throughout the state to call for lawmakers to #FundOurFuture.
We as educators have powerful voices, and we must make them as loud and clear as possible at the State House and Boston Common on Thursday afternoon. This is our #RedForEd moment!
Sign a commitment to attend the events on Thursday!
Our newly unionized City on A Hill School educators are in a fight to secure their first contract and they need your support. Since this is National Charter Schools Week, what better time to sign our petition telling City on a Hill CEO Kevin Taylor and Board Chair Cara Stillings Candal to settle a contract that will provide educators with a voice, working conditions and compensation that will allow the schools to retain teachers and foster the stable learning environment their students deserve. We support rights and respect for all educators and workers!
Finally, our fight to win a contract for all Boston Public Schools teachers continues to gain momentum. We have scheduled bargaining sessions every day this week at City Hall and will not let up until we have secured the schools that our #StudentsDeserve. Please be sure to attend your school’s Teach-Ins and sign our BPS petition!
Thousands of educators, students, and community members have already signed to show their support for the schools our students deserve. Before we deliver these petitions to the School Department next week, please share it with all those who care about public education–neighbors, families and friends!