BTU takes on … I’m sorry, what?

I hopped over to Commonwealth Magazine today and saw a piece by the BTU posted! What is the Boston Teachers Union passionately writing about these days? BPS sharing information with ICE? The achievement gap that is leaving black and latino kids behind? The city’s major high school problem? Crumbling facilities? Nope, not a chance. They’re writing about CHARTER SCHOOLS in…

Real Action, Not Just Words, Needed in Boston

Boston, I love you, but we need to talk. Sure, this immigration situation is a disaster. We’ll get to that in a minute. Let’s not fool ourselves into thinking Boston Superintendent Tommy Chang is leaving because immigrant families are suing the city.   I’d guess the minute Chang pissed off white families by changing their bell times his goose was…

Whose side are you on, Boston? UPDATE: BPS Superintendent RESIGNS

UPDATE: This afternoon at 5pm, Tommy Chang resigned as superintendent of the Boston Public Schools. (More to come on this.) Our statement on the lawsuit accusing Boston Public Schools Superintendent Tommy Chang and Boston Public Schools of releasing student information to ICE resulting in the deportation of at least one student in East Boston. (The East Boston Chapter of Massachusetts…

A Lesson in CITIZENship

(This is a piece by my friend Chris Stewart — also known as Citizen Stewart. I’m republishing this with his permission because there are so many folks in MASSACHUSETTS that need to HEAR THIS BADLY — and I can’t say it better than Chris.) Education doesn’t need any more phony fists, plastic dashikis, and revolutions that won’t be funded Let’s…

One Proud Mama – Dezee Graduates!

Spring is here and it brings with it the season of graduations.  I am a proud mother of a daughter who not only completed her bachelor’s degree, but is now again graduating with her masters in Business Administration with a Minor in Project Management! Thinking about her success brings tears to my eyes and I’m so excited to share her…

Love Letters to EduMom

EduMom gets your comments! And when EduMom writes about unions and brings receipts that are pretty irrefutable, some folks get BIG MAD. Here’s a taste:   Fecal excess? YIKES. But you also forgot fat. And ugly.   (Just kidding. EduMom might be chubby, but is also cute as hell. Here’s a last selfie I took the last time picked all…

Birthdays in Heaven

My six-year-old son Miles and I like to have secret talks at night right before he goes to sleep. It’s a chance for him to tell me whatever is on his mind or ask me questions about things he’s thinking about. This week in particular was a very big week because Miles graduated from kindergarten. (Miles with Mommy and Daddy…