If you received your MTA Ballot, you are probably wondering who should get your vote. I can confidently say that you should vote for Max Page for NEA Director.
Max is running for NEA Director to amplify the voices of MTA members and bring a progressive vision of public education to our national union. He wants to be part of the effort to reclaim public education, from those who want to privatize our schools, take away union rights, and narrow the purposes of education.
The model we have been pursuing since Barbara Madeloni was elected- reaching out to members in forums across the state, setting an ambitious legislative agenda, being willing to fight on principle against punitive licensure proposals, high-stakes testing and the expansion of charter schools-deserves a place at the NEA table.
Max grew up in Amherst, and attended the same public schools that his three children currently attend. He is a professor of architecture at UMass and has spent the last fourteen years working passionately for our public colleges and universities. He is a former president of the Massachusetts Society of Professors (the 1400-member union of faculty and librarians at UMass-Amherst),former chair of the MTA Revenue Committee, fighting for progressive taxes. He is currently serving as vice-chair of the MTA Governmental Relations Committee, which has developed our union’s progressive legislative agenda for the new legislative team.
Email Max at firstname.lastname@example.org