MBAE’s leadership on behalf of Massachusetts employers has consistently advanced public education initiatives that prepare students able to meet the expectations of higher education and the workforce.

The Education Reform Act of 1993, of which MBAE was a chief architect, brought about improvements in our schools that raised student achievement and made Massachusetts a national leader in public education.

MBAE’s policy and legislative advocacy has led to advances that include:

  • Setting and maintaining a high bar for student achievement and academic standards that focus on the critical thinking and problem solving skills employers deem essential;
  • Holding districts and schools accountable for their performance;
  • Initiating vigorous intervention in chronically underperforming school districts, providing leaders with the authority and flexibility to make changes;
  • Establishing policies that recognize and develop effective teachers and leaders; and,
  • Expanding school options for parents and students.
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