MTA Fund our Future Community Forum

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As you may know the foundation budget from the state is the main source of funding for public schools.  A commission was formed to review the foundation budget to make sure it still meets the needs of education.  It was found that the foundation budget grossly underfunded our schools. New Bedford Public Schools is underfunded by over 40 million dollars a year.  MTA is supporting legislation that will change the foundation budget calculation to correct the underfunding. 
The Fund our Future campaign is to educate and get support for communities to ask the state house to pass the same legislation already passed by the state senate to correct the foundation budget.
There will be a community forum held on  Jan 8, 6-8pm at Keith Middle School auditorium  (225 Hathaway Blvd, New Bedford) – it’s directly across the street from New Bedford HS)
The panel will include:
1. Rebecca Cusik, President Fall River Ed Assoc
2. Supt Cabral, Taunton
3. Supt Shaver-Hood, Wareham
4. Supt Sawyer, Attleboro
5. NBPS COO
6. Mayor Mitchell, New Bedford
7. Supt Malone, Fall River
We would like to have as many teachers and community members attend as possible.

Message from the New Bedford Coalition to Save Our Schools

Thank you to everyone who attended the forum on our public schools. It was inspiring to hear about all of the good work going on in New Bedford public schools. And the conversations about ways to make our schools even better are only the beginning. As community leaders made clear, we cannot afford to lose another $15 million to charter schools. Let’s work together to provide excellent schools for all New Bedford students.

 

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Ignore the charter school think-tank crowd – CommonWealth Magazine

YOU ARE AN EDUCATION RESEARCHER sent to discover best practices in urban schools so that you can replicate them to create results for more kids—kids who you believe are trapped in mediocre schools. You look at three exemplar schools to scale up: School A has 336 students and rates in the state’s 85th accountability percentile,(…)

Source: Ignore the charter school think-tank crowd – CommonWealth Magazine