A Focus on Education
Massachusetts is recognized nationally and beyond for its education system. The Commonwealth is the original home of American public education, and its institutions of higher education are second to none. Senator Moore is committed to upholding the standards and ideals that have allowed the education system to flourish.
Much of Senator Moore’s work on education stems from his role as the Senate Chair for the Joint Committee on Higher Education. In this role, Senator Moore has championed policies that remove the burden from students and their families, making the prospect of graduation more attainable.
These policies include financial assistance programs, like the 30K Commitment, which will allow students to achieve degrees in up and coming fields for less than thirty thousand dollars. The program creates a pathway between community colleges and state universities to take advantage of the tremendous resources already at our disposal.
Senator Moore also knows that there are improvements to be made well beyond the bursar’s office. He has filed legislation to develop better policies to combat sexual assault on campus. The bill was written with the input of countless stakeholders, including the institutions of higher education, advocates for sexual assault survivors, and other state agencies.
Outside of higher education, Senator Moore has led calls for pay increases to benefit the Commonwealth’s teachers, and efforts to expand access to early education. Improving our education system, from pre-k to elite colleges and universities, has impacts far beyond the individual students. Massachusetts has succeeded economically where others have stumbled, largely because the population is so well educated. Businesses are attracted to the local pool of smart and talented individuals, and maintaining this edge is essential to our future success.