September 20th 2017 BOSTON – State Representatives David K. Muradian, Jr. (R-Grafton), Brian Murray (D-Milford) and Senator Ryan C. Fattman (R-Webster) recently spoke with math students at Nipmuc Regional High School about their opinions on minimum wage in the Commonwealth.
The group of students, made up entirely of grades 9-11, was especially interested in hearing the many factors that are considered when setting a minimum wage. Nipmuc began the presentation to the legislators with a brief introduction of what the students have been studying. The Representatives and Senator were then given a moment to comment on the relevance of the minimum wage debate, and how it specifically applies to their constituency. Following these remarks, the students were given the opportunity to ask the legislators questions.
“As a State Representative, one of my favorite things to do is work with the students of my district,” said Representative Muradian. “The youth are the cornerstone of our future and it is crucial to have positive discussions that promote education. I always enjoy working with Nipmuc and look forward to attending future events such as this one.”
“I was thrilled to bring the practicality of the legislative work being done on Beacon Hill and being able to apply that to a lesson inside the classroom,” said Senator Fattman.
The students were joined by Principal John Clements, Superintendent Joseph Maruszczak, Director of Curriculum Maureen Cohen and several staff members.
“The students were very impressive in both their extent of awareness and sensitivity to the issues surrounding the current minimum wage discussion,” said Representative Murray. “I enjoyed participating very much.”
Nipmuc Regional High School serves the towns of Mendon and Upton, and is focused on respect between students and encourages healthy discussions.