EduMom Featured in Commonwealth Magazine

Today there is a feature on EduMom in Commonwealth Magazine. You can read it here: https://commonwealthmagazine.org/education/parent-provocateur/ I’m not used to putting myself out there in such a public way. It’s pretty weird. But hopefully it helps to explain our work and why I personally feel it’s incredibly important.       What do you think?

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

There’s a new sheriff in town. One who used to be a virtual Santa Claus for some Boston Public Schools — sprinkling grant money for art programs all over the city. But actually running BPS? Now that doesn’t come with milk and cookies. Word on the street is that Mayor Walsh didn’t even give city councilors a heads up until…

Pass the Vaseline, Betsy’s at it again …

EduMom is tracking reaction to the Trump administration’s apparent rollback of joint guidance from the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education on diversity and integration (as well as officially delaying by two years an Obama-era rule aimed at tackling racial disparities in special education):   “This is an absolute affront to the progress Democratic education reformers have made in the last…

Boston’s Silence is Deafening – Protect Our Children

Massachusetts Parents United Member, East Boston (Name Withheld) I have been watching as my Facebook timeline filled with pictures of the Boston #FamiliesBelongTogether rally at City Hall. My family — and so many of my friends in East Boston could not attend this rally because we are undocumented, and we cannot risk being in a public space and disclosing our…

Liberate ALL Families/Liberar TODAS Las Familas Rally

Massachusetts Parents United has supported the voices of our young people from the beginning, and will continue, today and every day. By Trevaughn Smith, Co-Founder of Springfield Teens for Action (Originally appeared on the Teens for Action Blog) In this day and age that we live in, information is flowing through our fingertips. Why google things when we can ask…

Trump’s Zero Tolerance: How did we get here?

By Ola Szczesna, Policy Director, Massachusetts Parents United  (Ola and her family immigrated to the United States from Poland when she was just 12 years old. We love you, Ola!)     The Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy has exploded with criticism all over the world in the last several weeks, where as many as 2,300 children have been…

Chelmsford Teachers Are STILL FURIOUS – now with CHARTS!

Don’t worry Chelmsford, we haven’t forgotten about you!    Things continue to get interesting north of Boston where last week the outgoing Treasurer of the Chelmsford Federation of Teachers making excuses for every single one of the issues brought forward by the membership — who has serious questions about what in the hell the union is doing with THEIR MONEY.…