Commission for Anti-Racism in Education

An Act relative to anti-racism, equity and justice in education - H.584 - S.365

  • Establishes a Commission to develop anti-racist and social justice-focused curriculum for Massachusetts schools

  • The Commission would also advise the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education on how to increase, support, and retain educators and counselors of color

Students and staff of color are underrepresented and underserved in our public schools in many ways, including the curriculum itself. History and social studies taught in our schools often exclude ethnic studies, center the history and narratives of white people, and uphold colonial frameworks.

the decision makers

Joint Committee on Education

Who on committee has co-sponsored:

state senators:

Jason Lewisgreen check
Jason Lewis (D)
Winchester

chair

Sal DiDomenicored x
Sal DiDomenico (D)
Everett

chair

John Croninred x
John Cronin (D)
Adam Gomezred x
Adam Gomez (D)
Patricia Jehlenred x
Patricia Jehlen (D)
Somerville
Patrick O'Connorred x
Patrick O'Connor (R)
Weymouth

state representatives:

Alice Peischred x
Alice Peisch (D)
Wellesley

chair

Steven Ultrinogreen check
Steven Ultrino (D)
Malden

chair

Smitty Pignatellired x
Smitty Pignatelli (D)
Lee
Andres Vargasred x
Andres Vargas (D)
Haverhill
Elizabeth Maliagreen check
Elizabeth Malia (D)
Boston
Dan Senagreen check
Dan Sena (D)
Kip Diggsred x
Kip Diggs (D)
Vanna Howardgreen check
Vanna Howard (D)
Joseph McGonaglered x
Joseph McGonagle (D)
Everett
James Kelcoursered x
James Kelcourse (R)
Amesbury
Kelly Peasered x
Kelly Pease (D)

Who has co-sponsored:

History of the bill

2022

Mar 2021

Bill filed

2021