In Massachusetts, where public schools in the U.S. began, we know a high-quality public education is the cornerstone of a prosperous, free, and just society. Yet, tens of thousands of Massachusetts children – particularly children in low-income families and children of color – attend public schools that aren’t delivering the education those children need and deserve. Nonetheless, DFER-MA believes we have the capacity to make our schools the best in the world. To that end, DFER-MA supports Democratic leaders who have the courage to challenge the status quo through bold and revolutionary leadership. During the 2015-2016 legislative session, DFER-MA rated Democrats in the state legislature based on their votes and public positions on several key issues and pieces of legislation, including charter school expansion, preservation of high-quality pre-k, and the first of two votes to place the DFER-supported Fair Share Amendment on the ballot in 2018. Moving forward, we will continue to ensure that Democrats across the Commonwealth lead the fight to improve public education for our students and families.