We're faced with competing and compelling priorities in the Commonwealth. That's why we need a courageous champion who isn’t afraid to speak up and make change. Some people approach this work by first stepping back and waiting until a consensus has formed before deciding how to move. I approach things differently, leading with my values … Continue reading Priorities
As one of the original signers of the Fair Share Amendment, I am deeply disappointed in today’s SJC decision that prevents the proposed amendment from going on the ballot and being put before the people of our Commonwealth. This decision makes it clear that a strong, progressive coalition in the legislature is more important than … Continue reading My Statement on the SJC’s Fair Share Amendment Decision
UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED WHEREAS the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education was deeply troubled by the February 14, 2018 shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that killed 14 students and three adults, and equally troubled by previous school shootings, including the 1999 shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado that … Continue reading Resolution Opposes Arming Educators
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
Sharing a document from DESE: the laws relating to DESE that were enacted in 2017 (in chronological order): LEGISLATION An Act relative to the Mohawk Trail Regional School District and the Hawlemont School District: Chapter 31 of the Acts of 2017 (see H.2859), effective June 30, 2017. This is follow-up legislation to a 1993 law … Continue reading State Education Laws Enacted in 2017
The Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) heard arguments yesterday on the Fair Share Amendment. Opponents of the measure want the justices to determine whether or not the proposal falls within the scope of ballot initiatives, as specified in Article 48 of our state's constitution. Our schools lack the foundation funding necessary to provide all students with … Continue reading Fair Share Amendment