Hiring: Field Director

Field Director Reports to: Campaign Manager Works with: Field Staff, MEJA and other endorsed organizations The Massachusetts Education Justice Alliance (www.massedjustice.org) Ballot Measure Committee seeks a dynamic candidate to manage the field staff, voter contact efforts, grassroots recruitment programs and the engagement of endorsing organizations. We strongly encourage people of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, those with disabilities, and those with Continue Reading →

Hiring: Communications Director

Communications Director Reports to: Campaign Manager Works with: Campaign Communication Consultant and Campaign Strategists on planning and executing the communications plan. The Massachusetts Education Justice Alliance (www.massedjustice.org) Ballot Measure Committee is seeking an experienced and dynamic Communications Director to manage the campaign’s earned media and messaging efforts. We strongly encourage people of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, those with disabilities, and Continue Reading →

Hiring: Campaign Manager

Campaign Manager Reports to: Strategist and Ballot Measure Steering Committee The Massachusetts Education Justice Alliance (www.massedjustice.org) Ballot Measure Committee seeks a dynamic candidate to help manage the campaign staff and the engagement of endorsing organizations for a high-profile public policy campaign.   We strongly encourage people of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, those with disabilities, and those with working class backgrounds to Continue Reading →

Hiring: Field Organizer

Field Organizer Reports to: Field Director The Massachusetts Education Justice Alliance (www.massedjustice.org) Ballot Measure Committee seeks dynamic candidates to manage volunteer voter contact efforts, coalition building, grassroots recruitment and the engagement of the members of endorsing organizations. We strongly encourage people of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, those with disabilities, and those with working class backgrounds to apply. Responsibilities: Works at Continue Reading →

Privatization is Not the Answer

“The privatizing machinery is in place.  Left alone, it’ll gradually privatize most, but not all, public schools.  Those that serve the poorest, the sickest, the handicapped, the most troubled, the most expensive to educate – those will stay in what’s left of the public schools.” -Marion Brady Privatizing schools, essentially running them like businesses, means that they can take who Continue Reading →

FES Funding Revealed: Proving What We Already Knew

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For years, Families for Excellent Schools has described itself as a grassroots organization, but a recent report on FES, a pro-charter organization, revealed where their bucket-loads of money come from.  There’s no surprise that it’s predominantly from hedge funds, but perhaps actually slightly shocking is the fact that the entire organization is run by Wall Street financiers.  On the board, the chair, vice chair, treasurer Continue Reading →

The Problems with the Charter School Message

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Great Schools Massachusetts, a pro-charter school coalition, held a rally last November that they turned into an “inspirational” video. The problem is, they don’t give a single reason why lifting the cap on charters would be better than feeding more money into public schools. In fact, they don’t give a single reason why charter schools are better. Throughout the video, Continue Reading →

Call to Action: Bills Limiting Student Arrests

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Arresting students in school for non-violent offenses is absurd. This practice, which has become more and more common in the last decade, is only hurting our schools and our students. Because public school funding has apparently become no one’s priority, schools are underfunded and understaffed. This leads to them implementing “zero-tolerance” policies where even minor offenses can be grounds for Continue Reading →