My commitment to public education is personal.

My father was a public school teacher. My mom and sister were public school librarians. My aunt was a public school social worker. My wife, Ann, is a public school social studies teacher and serves on the Northampton School Committee. Our two children attend Northampton public schools.

I use the phrase “I have skin in the game” when I talk about my commitment. It’s far from ideological. It’s personal.

My desire to be the strongest possible public education advocate is a top reason that I that I wanted to serve in the Massachusetts Legislature.

Please take a moment to look at the education bills I have filed and co-sponsored this session, which appear in the tabs below.

Filed bills

Filed bills

Co-sponsored bills

Co-sponsored bills

  • S.16: Proposal for a legislative amendment to the Constitution to provide resources for education and transportation through an additional tax on incomes in excess of one million dollars
  • S.160: An Act establishing a student loan bill of rights
  • S.236: An Act establishing a commission on regional school district foundation budgets
  • S.238: An Act providing rightful opportunities and meaningful investment for successful and equitable education
  • S.240: An Act relative to universal prekindergarten access
  • S.244: An Act relative to mental health education
  • S.263: An Act relative to healthy youth
  • S.264: An Act to support health development among preschoolers
  • S.267: An Act regarding breakfast after the bell
  • S.285: An Act relative to safety and violence education for students (the SAVE Students Act)
  • S.288: An Act relative to affordable and accessible high quality early education and care
  • S.298: An Act relative to the financial impact of charter schools
  • S.301: An Act establishing farm to school grants to promote healthy eating and strengthen the agricultural economy
  • S.305: An Act ensuring language readiness in deaf and hard-of-hearing children entering kindergarten
  • S.312: An Act stopping harm inflicted by the exploitation of life and development
  • S.313: An Act relative to preventing sexual abuse of children and youth
  • S.327: An Act concerning genocide education
  • S.500: An Act ensuring safe drinking water in schools
  • S.736: An Act requiring sexual misconduct climate surveys at institutions of higher education
  • S.737: An Act to prevent bureaucratic overreach in the collection of student debt
  • S.740: An Act providing access to higher education for high school graduates in the Commonwealth
  • S.744: An Act to guarantee debt-free public higher education
  • S.756: An Act creating higher education opportunities for students with intellectual disabilities, autism, and other developmental disabilities
  • S.762: An Act relative to advance placement examinations
  • S.764: An Act relative to sexual violence on higher education campuses
  • H.774: An Act ensuring safe drinking water in schools
  • H.1208: An Act requiring sexual misconduct climate surveys at institutions of higher education
  • S.1487: An Act relative to the cost of living adjustment for state and teacher retirees
  • S.1689: An Act encouraging employer student loan repayment
  • S.2185: An Act ensuring fair funding for rural schools
  • H.3756: An Act to increase student access to career technical education schools and programs which are aligned with regional labor market needs

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