Advocates hold public forum to discuss public school funding

Hampshire County

Advocates for improved funding of public schools and colleges held a public forum in Easthampton Wednesday night.  

The Massachusetts Teachers Association and its partners held a community forum called Funding our Future, at the Eastworks Mill building.

Guests, including many elected local officials, heard from local educators and community leaders about then and how the funding crisis began. They also discussed what can be done to reverse the trend.

“There’s a lot of organizing going on in terms of what we need, how we need to get it and who we can talk to,” VP of the Northampton Association of School Employees, Heather Brown told 22News. “Getting our community out to help us achieve our goals for education in an equitable way.”

Massachusetts is known for having very good public schooling, but according to education professionals, many students are being left behind due to inadequate state support. 

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