Month: June 2018

Liberate ALL Families/Liberar TODAS Las Familas Rally

Massachusetts Parents United has supported the voices of our young people from the beginning, and will continue, today and every day. By Trevaughn Smith, Co-Founder of Springfield Teens for Action (Originally appeared on the Teens for Action Blog) In this day and age that we live in, information is flowing through our fingertips. Why google things when we can ask…

Trump’s Zero Tolerance: How did we get here?

By Ola Szczesna, Policy Director, Massachusetts Parents United  (Ola and her family immigrated to the United States from Poland when she was just 12 years old. We love you, Ola!)     The Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy has exploded with criticism all over the world in the last several weeks, where as many as 2,300 children have been…

Chelmsford Teachers Are STILL FURIOUS – now with CHARTS!

Don’t worry Chelmsford, we haven’t forgotten about you!    Things continue to get interesting north of Boston where last week the outgoing Treasurer of the Chelmsford Federation of Teachers making excuses for every single one of the issues brought forward by the membership — who has serious questions about what in the hell the union is doing with THEIR MONEY.…

BREAKING: Laura Perille of EdVestors Named Interim Superintendent of BPS

From the Boston Public Schools this evening: June 27, 2018 Dear Boston Public Schools Leaders: I want to take this opportunity to share some information with you regarding the transition from the current Superintendent to an Interim Superintendent of the Boston Public Schools (BPS). The Boston School Committee, under the leadership of Chairman Michael Loconto, is expected to announce tonight…

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…