Membership Meeting April 2021 Agenda

Trivia Night - May 7th

Insurance Benefits

Finally—it’s President-elect Biden

Patience—counseled by former Vice President Joe Biden all election week as Americans waited for votes to be counted—finally paid off Nov. 7, four days after Election Day, when Biden won in Pennsylvania and gained enough Electoral College votes to acquire a new title: president-elect. AFT President Randi Weingarten says the union’s leaders and members “can’t wait to get started” on the work ahead “with an administration that will embrace and fight for the values we hold dear.”

Put Students First--Cancel the 2020-21 MCAS

 

Please contact your state representative and urge the Massachusetts Legislature to pass Amendment #460 to the state budget, which would cancel the MCAS exam for the 2020-21 school year in all grades and subjects, pending a federal waiver. The amendment would also waive the requirement that current high school seniors must have passed the MCAS in order to graduate.

Canceling the MCAS this school year is the right move. Now more than ever, schools should be devoting valuable time and energy to real learning, not test prep. Furthermore, administering the MCAS would unnecessarily jeopardize the health and safety of students and families—all for meaningless results. Take action now!  Tell your state rep to put students first and cancel the MCAS this school year.