Who We Are

Great Teachers Great Schools is a campaign that seeks to ensure that all students across Massachusetts, regardless of their background or zip code, have a chance to do well.

We believe that the best way to create vibrant schools statewide is to ensure that every classroom is led by an effective teacher. Great Teachers Great Schools is proposing An Act to Promote Excellence in Public Schools and a corresponding ballot initiative to create statewide guidelines that will require teacher staffing decisions to be based on performance before seniority. Hiring and promoting the most effective educators will allow all Massachusetts students access to a great education.

Great Teachers Great Schools is an initiative of Stand for Children, an independent organization committed to improving public education with a focus on equal opportunity and justice for all children. As Massachusetts’ leading voice for kids, Stand for Children has been working in communities throughout Massachusetts to ensure every child, regardless of their background, graduates from high school prepared for, and with access to, a college education. Our members believe we need to stand up for our children now to create a better future here in Massachusetts and across the country.