Twenty years ago this week, Massachusetts remade its education system to help ensure that all children across the Commonwealth would have the opportunity to learn and thrive. Among other things, the state introduced a more equitable system of school funding, reformed school governance, and changed the way students are evaluated. Millions of Massachusetts students have benefited from those reforms, but in recent years a combination of tax cuts, the recession, and the rising cost of health care have constrained the state's ability to keep up with the funding needs of our schools.
In honor of the anniversary, and as part of a broader effort to think about the next stage of education reform, MassBudget is releasing a new factsheet and organizing a discussion at the group blog, MassKidsCount.org.
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