Saturday, July 13, 2024


Statement from Boston Teachers Union President Jessica Tang on MCAS Waiver Legislation

“We appreciate that legislators have recognized the urgency of the moment by waiving the 2020 requirement to administer the MCAS


This crucial step will enable educators and communities to fully focus on providing our students with the best and healthiest possible remote learning environments as we weather the COVID-19 pandemic.


As we work to address the many pressing needs confronting educators, our communities, and most importantly our students and their families, MCAS cancellation is an important part of mitigating the pandemic’s impact on home learning challenges faced by Boston students, which are exacerbating inequities that already existed. 


We hope that Governor Baker will sign this bill soon.” 


— Jessica Tang, President, Boston Teachers Union