Massachusetts made state history when the Governor signed into law legislation to put teacher effectiveness first. This legislation, which ensures that performance comes before seniority in teacher staffing decisions, is a win for teachers, parents, children, and all of Massachusetts.
Stand for Children Massachusetts has long sought to recognize the important work that teachers do and ensure that those teaching in our public school classrooms are there based on the quality of their work, not simply because they have been there the longest. Now, we have the tools to ensure that every classroom in our state is led by a great teacher.
By enacting this law, Governor (Deval) Patrick and the Massachusetts State Legislature have once again demonstrated their strong commitment to fulfill the promise to every parent that their child will get the education they deserve.
We thank the Governor and state legislature for enacting this critically important law, which ensures that every child in our state has equal access to a quality education, and with that, a bright and successful future.
executive director of Stand for Children Massachusetts