Good morning. My name is Frank McLaughlin, President of the Lawrence Teachers' Union. Thank you for the opportunity to speak to you today.
As you know, Lawrence is the only school district in Massachusetts under state receivership.
I want to begin by reiterating the commitment of Lawrence teachers to the students and families of Lawrence. We work with Lawrence children every day. We see the grinding poverty and hardships they and their families face. We desperately want real solutions for our students.