Melrose Teachers Rally for New Contract: ‘We Are Frustrated'

Teachers in Melrose, Massachusetts, took to the streets Monday night to rally for a new contract. 'The general consensus is we are frustrated,' sai...

November 15, 2022
7:40 AM

Teachers in Melrose, Massachusetts, took to the streets Monday night to rally for a new contract. 'The general consensus is we are frustrated,' said 5th grade teacher Jen O'Brien. 'We want to see higher wages, we want to see more prep time.' The contract expired in June. Teachers are pushing for more planning time, better working conditions, and higher pay. 'To make sure that our educators, both our teachers and our paraprofessionals, are compensated adequately, fairly, comparable to surrounding districts,' said Lisa Donovan, president of the Melrose Education Association.

Michael Rosenfield