Brockton mayor discusses ‘huge disparity’ in education funding for gateway city children


Bill Carpenter, mayor of the City of Brockton, says, “Public schools are what create a level playing field of opportunity for children growing up in cities like Brockton, New Bedford, and Worcester. The presumption is that all students in the Commonwealth have the same opportunities and the same high-quality education. The reality today is that’s not true.” 

Hear what Mayor Carpenter has to say about the “huge disparity” in education funding in cities like Brockton, where nearly 200 teacher positions were eliminated since he became mayor, despite no decline in student enrollment.

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