Massachusetts Parents United – Boston Unified Statement on the Boston Public Schools Superintendent Finalists

“We are thrilled that the committee has selected three candidates of color to lead the Boston Public Schools. Now comes the tough part. Running the Boston Public Schools should not be a training ground for new superintendents. It’s concerning that we are not able to attract a seasoned superintendent with a track record of success in running another large urban…

The Last Gasps of Desperation on Alma del Mar

Here we go: NEW BEDFORD — The City Council did not come to an agreement Thursday night about special legislation for the proposed second campus of Alma del Mar Charter School. The special legislation would establish an agreement among the city, Alma, and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to create a neighborhood-based charter school. Current state law only…

MCAS Question Controversy: Unions Attempt to Play Politics with Kids for Their Own Benefit, AGAIN

“What kind of idiot would have students imagine the rationalizations of a racist coward who shrinks from moral responsibility?” Colson Whitehead, Author of “Underground Railroad” Apparently, all kinds of idiots. From the Boston Globe — news of a racist-as-hell question appearing on the exam asking students to write an essay from the perspective of a racist: “When 10th-graders sat down…

Save Our Public Schools — Or Maybe Save Our Kids From Sharon Public Schools?

Physics teacher Brad Lengas was suspended from the Sharon Public Schools in December and then fired in February after being charged with indecent assault and battery on a person over 14. What went down? Several students went to the police demanding action after they were ignored by Sharon High School principal Jose Libano when they complained about Lengas’ inappropriate behavior…

Non-Exam Boston High Schools are a Disaster – Now with Charts!

In Massachusetts, we sure do love our education reports. Especially about the Boston Public Schools.  In case you missed it, last week, the Boston Foundation and the Boston Opportunity Agenda released their report: Guess what? Post-secondary outcomes are bad. The indicators of potential success? All pretty obvious. We know this already, but God bless the Boston Foundation for trying to…