This is huge. Governor Deval Patrick will unveil a proposal today to nearly double the number of charter school seats allowed in the state's worst-performing districts, a move expected to trigger a fierce debate on Beacon Hill and send … [Read more...]
Double Deval Disappointment
Derek Clary, 20, drove from Maine to identify the body of his mother, Bridget Clary, 42, who died Sunday night (October 1, 2006) after a fire in her home in Gloucester. Because of cuts that eliminated a fire station, the response time was … [Read more...]
Pioneer Institute and laughable hatchetry
I don't hate the conservative Pioneer Institute, I really don't. I've quoted their stuff here liberally. They've done interesting work on housing vis-a-vis zoning, did a nice report on crumbling bridges ... all fine and … [Read more...]
Teachers Good; Teachers’ Unions Bad!
Three years later, I started taking education courses and began a career as a teacher. I don't understand all the ins and outs of education policy, but I have a lot more insight into the things the community expects teachers to do and … [Read more...]
Andrea Silbert named President of Eos Foundation
BOSTON: The Eos Foundation today announced that it has hired Andrea Silbert to become its first President, to lead it in its expansion efforts to become one of the pre-eminent philanthropic players in the fight to alleviate poverty in … [Read more...]
Charter school waiting list is a myth
Charter schools under-enrolled, waiting lists exaggeratedBoston - A majority of commonwealth charter schools in Massachusetts are under-enrolled, according to data recently released by the Department of Education, raising serious questions … [Read more...]
Silbert: 96.6% garnishment ain’t enough?
Harwich, home to Andrea Silbert, gets a pittance in local aid. For an enrollment of 1,532 students, the state sends $1,562,804 to Harwich for their schools, or $1020 per pupil.Under the existing charter school cap, the current charter … [Read more...]
More Evidence That Charter Schools Don’t Work
Yet another NYT article pointing out the evidence that charter schools do not outperform traditional public schools and that often times they lag far behind.http://www.nytimes.c...Why are Democrats embracing Republican ideas about education … [Read more...]
Will Public Education determine the election outcome?
Pablo put up a very interesting post that led to a good discussion of federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and state Ed Reform. My response to a good comment on that thread by Publius got so long that I decided I better create new post … [Read more...]
Advantage Schools, Inc. & Gabrieli
Long before Gabrieli was a candidate for governor, the Boston Globe's Scott S. Greenberger wrote a fascinating article about Advantage Schools, Inc. In the May 13, 2001 article, readers are told:Advantage Schools Inc., a … [Read more...]
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