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Who is Worse at Math? BPS or the BTU?

If you’re a reader of this blog, you know I have long contended that the problem with the Boston Public Schools is not a FUNDING problem, but in fact, an ADMINISTRATIVE problem. Now, if you listen to the tale that Boston Teachers Union President Jessica Tang spins, you’d think people were literally walking out of the Bolling Building with sacks…

EduMom en Español: Habla real sobre la segregación en las escuelas públicas de Boston

Muchos círculos educacionales de Boston de repente se rebelan contra dos recientes artículos del Boston Globe (aquí y aquí) que destacan los continuos problemas de la ciudad con la segregación racial. Como si fuera de alguna manera una noticia de que las escuelas en Boston están segregadas racialmente. Lo que es preocupante es la prisa por simplificar en exceso la…

Real Talk About Segregation in Boston Public Schools

Many in Boston education circles are suddenly up in arms about two recent Boston Globe articles (here and here) highlighting the city’s continuing problems with racial segregation. As if it’s somehow news that schools in Boston are racially segregated. What’s concerning is the rush to oversimplify the solution and the attempt to put a “white kid” bandaid on the equity…

No Deal on FRBC

Last night the effort to move forward with the Foundation Budget Review Commission recommendations to increase funding to local school districts was killed in committee after negotiations between the House and Senate broke down at the last minute. Shortly before the midnight end of the legislative session, State Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz of Jamaica Plain revealed that no deal had been…