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Towards Equity: School Funding Reform in MassachusettsJune 17, 2019

Massachusetts benefits when all our children receive quality educational experiences in school that allow them to lead successful, fulfilling, and productive lives. Creating an education system where all students can reach success plays a significant role in creating a vibrant democracy and strong economy. Despite the significant progress in the Commonwealth driven by the landmark Education Reform Act of 1993, the success of Massachusetts schools has not reached all our children. Massachusetts has significant achievement gaps that continue to harm students and these gaps fall along racial, ethnic, wealth, and income lines. Shortcomings in the levels of support provided for low-income students and youth of color are evident based on the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress.

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To participate effectively in our democracy, people need clear and reliable information about policy choices facing the Commonwealth. MassBudget makes that information available to everyone, providing independent research and analysis of state budget and tax policies, as well as economic issues, with particular attention to the effects on low- and middle-income children and adults.

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