CPS Priority Legislation for 2017-18

Citizens for Public Schools supports a number of bills filed for the 2017-18 Massachusetts legislative session that address school funding, high-stakes testing, accountability, privatization and other issues. Click here to read summaries of the bills we support and oppose, and see below for summaries of hearings for these bills.

Click here to read a summary of the Sept 5 Hearing at the Massachusetts Legislature on a series of bills related to Innovation Partnership Zones.

Click here to read a summary of the Sept 12 Hearing at the Massachusetts Legislature on a series of bills related to reducing high-stakes standardized testing.

Click here to read a summary of the Sept 19 Hearing at the Massachusetts Legislature on a series of bills related to raising the Massachusetts minimum wage to $15. 

Click Here to read a summary of the Oct 3 Hearing at the Massachusetts Legislature on a series of bills related to keeping Charter Schools accountable to local communities.