Public Education Funding News
Support new revenue to invest in education [2/07/13]
Statement by MTA President Paul Toner on governor’s budget proposal [1/23/13]
Governor’s budget proposes major investments in education [1/25/13]
MTA calls House budget plan a “mixed bag” for public education [4/11/13]
House passes 2014 budget bill [4/26/13]
Senate budget plan falls far short [5/15/13]
Conference committee to consider state budget [5/28/13]
Legislature passes budget that increases funding for higher education [7/01/13]
Budget Monitor: The FY 2014 Budget (Source: Mass Budget and Policy Center) [8/7/2013]
Better Funding, Better Schools
MTA has produced a guide, Better Funding, Better Schools: a Roadmap to Overriding Proposition 2 1/2, to help local associations that are participating in local override efforts.
Better Funding, Better Schools was designed by MTA Communications to give local education associations some nuts-and-bolts advice about leading or participating in a successful override campaign.
The main text of the guide can be downloaded here and is available to association members and the general public alike. The appendix to Better Funding, which contains examples of fliers and other campaign materials, is not available online. To receive a copy of the appendix only, contact MTA Communications, 617-878-8265.
Additional Budget Resources:
Massachusetts State Budget
Process and documents on the offical website of the state Legislature (Massachusetts General Court).
PHENOM, the Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts, engages in grassroots organizing, policy analysis, education and advocacy in leading the fight for affordable, well-funded, high quality public higher education in Massachusetts. MTA urges its members to ask every candidate for statewide and legislative office to increase funding for public higher education by signing and circulating PHENOM's Great State of Mind online statement of support.
Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center
The Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center provides independent research and analysis of state budget and tax policies, as well as economic issues, that affect low- and moderate-income people in Massachusetts. MassBudget also produces reports on specific topics such as education, health care, economic development and tax policy.