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May 2, 2017- Ex Com E-Vote, Endorsement of MTA Rally for Public Education


The FSU Ex Com was asked to vote on the following. The FSU Executive Committee voted to endorse the MTA rally for public eduaction. The votes were 10 in favor; 0 opposed; 3 members did not vote.

The MTA wants to know if the FSU will endorse the rally for public education at 2 pm on May 20th in Boston.  More  information is attached and below:


The Massachusetts Teachers Association (MTA), our union, is a large member of the Massachusetts Education Justice Alliance which is sponsoring a Rally for Public Education on Saturday, May 20th, 2017, starting at 2:00 p.m. on the Boston Common.

Please join the thousands of educators who will attend the rally and call upon the Commonwealth to give strong support to its public education systems - from pre-school through higher education. We need a strong presence from our members to call for full funding and debt-free higher education that let's us provide the education and research that fulfills the mission of public higher education without stressful workloads and inadequate infrastructure. Come to the rally to demand the public higher education system that our students deserve.  Plan on being there.

Information is available on the attached flyer and at this web site: