Public Programs

Getting to the Point on Education Reform in the Commonwealth


State and local leaders will discuss the challenges posed by the current state education funding formula and proposals for reform that meet the needs of students and families throughout Massachusetts.

Moderated by Steve Brown, State House Reporter/Anchor for WBUR, the discussion will feature:

Colin Jones, Senior Policy Analyst, Mass Budget & Policy Center, @MassBudget

State Senator Jason Lewis, 5th Middlesex, Chair, Joint Committee on Education, @SenJasonLewis

State Representative Alice Peisch, 14th Norfolk, Chair, Joint Committee on Education, @RepAlicePeisch

James Peyser, Secretary of Education, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, @MassEducation

Dr. Lorna Rivera, Director, Gaston Institute for Latino Community Development & Public Policy, Associate Professor of Women’s & Gender Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston, and Member, Boston Public Schools Committee @GastonInstitute

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