1st ad backing MA ballot proposal hits airwaves
BOSTON (AP) -- The group behind a proposed ballot question that would change the way teachers are evaluated has launched an ad campaign.
The ads sponsored by Stand for Children Massachusetts are the first tied to any of the four ballot initiatives that could go before voters in November.
A spot that began airing on local television stations Monday features testimonials for the organization by several parents, teachers and students, but makes no specific reference to the proposed ballot question.
If approved, the measure would also allow school administrators to use performance over seniority when determining teacher layoffs.
The Massachusetts Teachers Association has filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the question, saying it contains too many unrelated components and would restrict the ability of the courts to review arbitration cases.
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