A Brief Look at the Rally for Public Education at Boston Common

On May 20, a bright and sunny afternoon on Saturday, a mass rally for the public education took place at the Boston Common. A group of representative organizations including Massachusetts Teachers Association(MTA), Boston Teachers Union (BTU), Massachusetts Education Justice Alliance, and PHENOM (Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts) showed up in their support of public higher education. Massachusetts Jobs with Justice joined the huge crowd at the rally, standing in solidarity with teachers and students around the state.

Below are a few photos of the rally!

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A number of elementary school students stood on the stage to give a performance!

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    As time went by, more and more people came to join the rally and showed their support!

The crowd brought brilliant homemade signs and posters with catchy lines!

BCC student & PHENOM organizer Amy Blanchette standing up for higher education for the working class!

“Young people are starting a revolution for every single individual in this country” Student Leader Jahi Spaloss

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The crowd brought brilliant homemade signs and posters with catchy lines!

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While the huge crowd was busy calling out their resistance, there were several booths ready for kids too! From face-painting to balloon blows, these booths allowed children to enjoy their time.