Month: December 2017

Happening Now: Boston Public School Parents on the March

It’s standing room only with parents furious about the newly proposed BPS start times packing the Bolling Building for tonight’s Boston School Committee Meeting. So many parents that they are now huddled in the hallways and watching on monitors.   There will be limited time for parents to speak tonight, but MPU will be hosting another opportunity tomorrow night in…

BPS School Start Time Changes: Parents Step Up and Be Heard

From MPU parent leader, Rodolfo Aguilar: On Wednesday December 6th, the Boston School Committee voted unanimously in favor of changing the school day for high school students — impacting almost every family in the city beginning next academic year. (2017-2018) (To meet the new start time for your child’s school, go to bostonpublicschools.org/Page/7017) The vote was approved to change high…

The Robots Are Going to Kill Us All …

I’m just going to come right out and say it: This Boston Public School time situation is a disaster. DISASTER. From the Boston Globe:  The Boston School Committee on Wednesday approved a new policy that would change the start and end times at many schools across the city for next fall, and officials planned to disclose what the new hours…

Chelmsford School Chaos Courtesy of the AFT

  This morning I opened an email from the union-front group known as “Massachusetts Education Justice Alliance” asking me to sign one of their famous petitions: “Chelmsford teacher and union leader Jennifer Salmon recently brought concerns to light about student safety at her elementary school. In response, she was placed on administrative leave by the school district. As the democratically…