MTA members were among a huge crowd demanding equality, dignity, justice and the rights of working people at the Boston Women’s March for America on Saturday, Jan. 21. MTA President Barbara Madeloni was among the featured speakers at the event, which drew 175,000 people. “We will stand by our values and vision,” Madeloni said. “We will link arms. We will not back down. We will live courage and hope, and together we will realize a world in which each is secure and all may flourish.”
MTA ED Talks give a platform for educators and others to present "big ideas about education." Videos were recorded at the MTA Summer Conference. The newest videos, from the Class of 2016, will be posted weekly on Tuesday evenings beginning on November 29.
Charter schools are publicly funded schools that are privately operated with no local oversight. They hurt public school students by siphoning hundreds of millions of dollars from local districts. Learn more at http://massteacher.org/charterschools.
MTA launched a Listening Tour in 2013-14 to give educators a platform to voice their opinions about what changes in education policies are needed at the local, state and national levels. The effort began in the Berkshires and then spread to other parts of the state.
MTA Communications produced videos of Listening Tour sessions in Berkshire County, Holyoke and Taunton. New videos from Dover-Sherborn and the Gateway Regional School District will be coming soon. MTA members are encouraged to hold forums to discuss and begin organizing around high-stakes testing and related issues. More information will be available about these forums in the coming weeks.