MEJA Back-To-School Days of Action to Fund Our Future
The Massachusetts Education Justice Alliance has spent this past summer asking the question “how long must our students wait for fully funded schools?
Beyond asking questions, we took action. Thousands of people who rallied at the State House on May 16th to demand answers on the PROMISE and CHERISH Acts. PHENOM students occupied the State House demanding a Debt Free Future for all public college students and workeres. MEJA even held a Beach Party as the legislators went on summer break, reminding them of important unfinished business.
This fall, we are committed to bringing our crises to legislators’ doorsteps.
Mark your calendars for three major Days of Action on September 25th, October 31st and November 5th. These Days of Action will take place in our communities where everyday people will demand swift, bold, and permanent action around the funding crisis in our public education system. Read the rest of our newsletter to learn more about our September 25th Day of Action.
MEJA continued to build our most important kind of power, local power, through our MEJA tables in local communities. Our tables worked to take on a sexually abusive superintendent, school closures, and structural inequities in our schools. Read updates from our table coordinators in Worcester, Everett, and Lowell about the work that students, parents, and educators have been doing in their communities.