Boston Globe’s James Vaznis wrote an interesting article, “In an unusual move, Conservatory Lab Charter School seeks to join Boston Public Schools.” My first reaction is “why would they want to do this considering they were just approved … [Read more...]
Massachusetts Legislators…LISTEN UP!
In todays Boston Globe, Michael J. Maguire wrote a letter “James Peyser Supports Unfair Charter Schools,” and in a recent BMG post by Nopolitician, “Elections Have Consequences: Baker Hires Charter Booster as Education Secretary” I found … [Read more...]
Massachusetts Voters…LISTEN UP!
Let me admit up front I just don’t get it. In fact, until this whole charter school “ed reform” mess, I have come to realize that I have walked through most of my life oblivious to what has been going on politically. Forty years ago … [Read more...]
Massachusetts Senate…KEEPING THE CHARTER CAP!
To amuse myself this month I have been following Pioneer Institute’s “lift the charter cap” road show which began with a trial run commentary by Chieppo and Gas at, of all places, the Providence Journal. Pioneer has been touring the cloud … [Read more...]
Massachusetts Charter Public School Association…Listen Up!
Massachusetts Traditional Public Schools are Number 1 in the Nation. Boston Public Schools is the Number 1 Urban School District in the Nation. We are stuck with the charter schools we now have, and they have proven to be a drain on our … [Read more...]
Boston Public School Provisional Teachers…Listen Up!
This past week in Commonwealth Magazine, Boston Teacher Caroline Corcoran wrote, “I would spend the spring and summer months worrying about the future of my job, since I was a provisional teacher, and therefore could lose my job to a more … [Read more...]
Boston Public Schools Office of Extended Learning…Listen Up!
One of the most racist and classist things that Boston Public Schools does is infantilize parents and the push to make Extended Learning Time mandatory is an example. In Sunday's Boston Globe, in a rebuttal to Joanna Weiss column “For a … [Read more...]
Boston Globe’s James Vaznis…Listen Up!
I appreciate Jim Vaznis writing especially his and Andrea Estes well reported article on The English High School that vindicated the fine EHS teachers who had been demonized by the Boston Public School District and press. I appreciate it … [Read more...]
Boston Public Schools Office of Strategic Planning…Listen Up!
Over the past two weeks the Boston Globe has printed two articles “High school student decline a strain for Boston” and “Room to spare in city schools – so make better use of it” decrying undersubscribed Boston Public High Schools and lack … [Read more...]
Boston School Committee Member Meg Campbell…Listen Up!
In a Boston Globe opinion piece this past Friday, Boston School Committee member, Meg Campbell wrote, “I do raise the question of how 92 percent of our Boston Public School teachers can be rated proficient or exemplary when more than 50 … [Read more...]