SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Charlie Baker had plenty to say about the future of public education in Massachusetts, but his central point was clear: More money is needed, but unless accountability is tied to reform, the problems facing our schools won’t be solved.
The governor was warmly received Tuesday at an event sponsored by the Springfield Business Leaders for Education at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Baker promoted his education package as the Legislature prepares for 2019-2020 budget talks that will set the state’s educational agenda for years to come.
“I urge you to support something beyond not just changing the (education funding) formula and (then) doing the same thing (as before),” Baker said. “There is no debate on whether more funding is needed.