Month: January 2019

Breakfast After the Bell: We did it! But the fight’s not over …

By Ola Szczesna, Director of Content and Research, Massachusetts Parents United Last week, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education announced that 283 high poverty schools across the Commonwealth will implement the Breakfast After he Bell program, providing 100,000 children free breakfast. Massachusetts Parents United and our parent members were on the front lines with phone banks, letters, petitions, testimonies, State…

Parents React to Governor Baker’s 2019 Budget Proposal

PARENTS REACT TO GOVERNOR BAKER’S 2019 BUDGET PROPOSAL Massachusetts Parents United Applauds Governor Baker’s Approach to Education Funding (BOSTON, MA) – Yesterday, Governor Baker unveiled his 2019 state budget that includes funding the Foundation Budget Review Commission’s recommendations and outlines 1.1 billion dollars for school funding over seven years with additional funds targeted towards high need districts and tied to…

We Attended Your ALL WHITE PANEL on Educational Equity: Here’s What We Thought.

By Ed Shoemaker, Massachusetts Parents United When you decide to go to an event called “SUPERINTENDENTS DEMAND EDUCATIONAL EQUITY FOR ALL STUDENTS” hosted by the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents, one would think a question about equity will be welcomed.  I mean, come on. You’re “demanding educational equity” right? But that’s not what happened last night at an ALL WHITE PANEL…