Education Justice During the Coronavirus Crisis
Ensure All Workers are Paid. Pass Emergency Paid Sick Days Legislation. Ensuring Housing and Food Stability. Ensure Equity and Resources in Learning. Cancel Student Debt. Cancel the MCAS.
Thank you for signing on to the Education Justice demands! Many of our allies across the state and the nation are also doing advocacy work in these areas. Click on the graphics to take your advocacy to the next level!
All workers must have the ability to miss work to care for themselves or their family, without losing the pay they need to make ends meet. In the face of the COVID-19 outbreak and the massive economic disruption it is creating. Read Raise Up Massachusetts' full statement on what workers need here.
If you or anyone you know has children who qualify for free and reduced-price school meals, you may qualify for the P-EBT program. Find out more about the program and how to apply here.
Call your legislator to ask for immediate passage of Emergency Paid Sick Time legislation in Massachusetts. Click the link below to read the full statement from Raise Up Massachusetts.
Call state officials to pass Bill HD.4963, an Act regarding Decarceration. Click the link below to get call scripts from the #FreeOurFamilies Campaign - led by Families for Justice as Healing, the Building Up People, Not Prisons Coalition.
Call on your US representative and senator to pass an ambitious second round of federal aid for state and municipal governments and affected individuals. We need a massive infusion of new federal funding to preserve the public services our society depends on, including public schools and colleges.
Call on Congress to immediately cancel all federal student debt for millions of Americans during this public health and economic crisis. Click the link below to sign the petition from the Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts (PHENOM).
Massachusetts education officials canceled this spring’s MCAS exams, the state's standardized tests, amid a statewide closure of schools due to the coronavirus pandemic. Read Citizens for Public Schools full statement for more on why this is good news for students and families.