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Massachusetts Advocacy Center : Records, 1979-1986


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Established in 1973, the Massachusetts Advocacy Center was an outgrowth of the Task Force on Children Out of School. MAC represented children's interests before state and local legislative and regulatory bodies and human services providers. MAC's primary concerns were education, child health, and juvenile justice, which led to its involvement in issues such as racism, bilingual education, homelessness, poverty, and school discipline. Democratic public education was often its priority. In addition to litigation, lobbying, participation on public task forces, and administrative negotiation, MAC conducted advocacy training and other workshops, and, at times, prepared a newsletter and other publications.

Scope and Content

The collection includes correspondence, proposals, school profiles, dispositions, statistics, reports, and publications about schools, human service programs, laws, and the organization's work across Massachusetts. It also contains publications and information MAC collected about school programs and laws across the country.