On the Issues

Equal Access to Quality Education

As the product of five public schools, Andrea’s life exemplifies the transformative power of education. She knows that equitable access to education can break cycles of poverty, incarceration, and crime, open the doors of opportunity, and change lives. She believes that the Attorney General must play a vital role in ensuring that every student is given the opportunity and learning environment to succeed and thrive.

As Attorney General, Andrea will:

  • Fight to ensure that all students have access to high-quality public education regardless of geography or income.
  • Work with Executive Branch partners to make sure we meet each child where they are, ensuring that schools are equipped with mental health and other public benefit resources to which qualifying students are entitled by law.
  • Affirm the existing Attorney General advisory confirming that state and federal laws demand equal access to public education regardless of race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or immigration status, and hold every school system that is not meeting these requirements accountable.
  • Engage with teachers, students, and families through advisories, initiatives and technical assistance to ensure that schools foster healthy and safe learning environments for our kids.
  • Take on the school-to-prison pipeline by investigating the over-policing of kids, including kids of color.
  • Ensure that Massachusetts public and private higher education institutions provide safe campus environments by complying with the Campus Sexual Violence Act, the state’s version of Title IX, which is the federal law requiring institutions to prevent, report, and address incidents of sexual assault and other forms of sexual violence.
  • Combat predatory student loan practices that lead to burdensome debt and destroy the credit ratings of individuals and families.
  • Ensure that immigrant children have equal access to education regardless of their immigration status.