Month: May 2017

No Time for Games

I’m going to continue saying this, time and again — because every time I bring it up to a group of Massachusetts Parents United members they are absolutely shocked: BPS teachers are paid an average of $90,000 per year. 34% of BPS teachers make over $100,000 per year. BPS teachers also work 180 days per year and get 20 days…

How the Light Gets In …

Most mornings when I walk my 5-year-old to school there is a street I avoid walking down. But the other day I forced myself to do it. From the outside it looks like just another Somerville multi-family house — now being gutted and made into more condos on Jaques Street. But for me, it’s a reminder — a physical representation…

Boston’s Science Crisis

In the world of education, STEM is the new black. “STEM! STEM! STEM!” “Let’s teach our kids more math and science!” “STEM ed is the key to the economy and the jobs of the future!” The problem is — we are doing a horrific job of preparing our children for these jobs of the future. HORRIFIC. According to an Massachusetts…

Parent Voices: Statewide Rankings Don’t Tell the Full Story

La semana pasada, administración de Baker publicó una interesante noticia sobre el estado de Massachusetts, según los “US News” y “World Report” vivimos en el estado número 1 cuando se compara con los otros Estados en los Estados Unidos de Norte América. Cuando se compararon los 50 Estados en más de 60 indicadores, Massachusetts aterrizó en la parte superior de…