Category: Blog

CFT Leaders Respond to EduMom and it’s TOTALLY ADORABLE!

Dear Jen and Rob, Received your little statement. Bless your hearts! “The union’s financial records are audited annually and consistently pass with flying colors. This blogger has a habit of making baseless claims. These statements and article itself are inaccurate and misleading. It is unfortunate that the good work of the union is being so unfairly attacked.” Jen Salmon, President…

The Chelmsford Federation of Teachers is a HOT MESS

Looks like things are heating up in Chelmsford once again! You’ll remember earlier this year we covered the drama around Jennifer Salmon and her union thug pal Eric Blanchet from the AFT who were accused of assault and demanding private student information after attacking the Chelmsford Superintendent of Schools Jay Lang at an elementary school. You’ll remember the state and…

Internships and jobs for WHO exactly? Boston’s STEM ed crisis

Last week, parents read Mayor Walsh’s recent Boston Globe op-ed (“Facing the STEM challenge in education”) with great interest, hopeful that a new collaboration between the business community and Boston Public Schools will  help address the significant achievement gaps BPS students experience in STEM education. Hopeful, even though we’ve heard this song before. For years, Boston parents and families have…

MPU Parent Spotlight: Chhunlay Heng of Lowell!

Chhunlay Heng, a 78 year old Lowell resident, has been an active member of Massachusetts Parents United since December of 2017. Originally from Cambodia and a proud father to 8 children, Chhunlay has spent his spare time learning English, volunteering for community organizations, and most importantly, working with his neighbors to bring to light critical issues affecting the wellbeing and…

Massachusetts Charter Schools are Producing Some Serious Troublemakers

… passionate, inspired and beautiful troublemakers. This week, the Massachusetts High School Democrats selected Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School senior Keith Chatinover for the High School Activist of the Year Award. This award is being given out by the Massachusetts High School Democrats for Keith’s tremendous work to conserve the environment and educate about environmental issues. His work is being…

The Truth About Massachusetts Charter Schools: A First-Hand Perspective

By Reily Connaughton, University of Massachusetts – Amherst, Master of Public Policy, Class of 2018 In 2016, Massachusetts education advocates were divided over a ballot question that would have lifted the cap on the number of charter schools sanctioned by the Commonwealth. Throughout the campaign many voters and organizers became disillusioned with the level of debate. The truth was stretched, allies…