“Students, families, educators, and school staff are all doing amazing work this school year under exceptionally challenging circumstances, facing hard choices at every turn,” said Beth Kontos, president of AFT Massachusetts. “This bill of rights is designed to unite stakeholders around shared values and principles, bringing us together in a spirit of collaboration at a time when it is easy to become divided. Our hope is that local communities use the bill of rights as a launching pad for the deeper conversations and joint problem solving that must occur locally.”
Local affiliates and members of AFT Massachusetts will be hearing more about the campaign in the weeks ahead, including how they can get involved and use the 10 principles as building blocks for safe and effective schools. The complete Bill of Rights can be found here.