Friday, June 14, 2019

In the News: Business groups advocate for education reform

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"Representatives of 31 business groups laid out their education reform asks in a letter to lawmakers Wednesday, as the Education Committee continues to weigh changes to the state’s school funding formula.
The letter, circulated by the Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education and signed by groups including Associated Industries of Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation and the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, said employers are reporting trouble finding qualified candidates for open jobs while students are graduating unprepared to secure those positions. 
The groups call passing school funding reform legislation “a unique and rare opportunity to take urgently needed steps to ensure each and every student in our commonwealth receives the high quality education they need to take their rightful place in our economy and our communities.”

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The letter referenced

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