Month: July 2018

EduMom Featured in Commonwealth Magazine

Today there is a feature on EduMom in Commonwealth Magazine. You can read it here: https://commonwealthmagazine.org/education/parent-provocateur/ I’m not used to putting myself out there in such a public way. It’s pretty weird. But hopefully it helps to explain our work and why I personally feel it’s incredibly important.      

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

There’s a new sheriff in town. One who used to be a virtual Santa Claus for some Boston Public Schools — sprinkling grant money for art programs all over the city. But actually running BPS? Now that doesn’t come with milk and cookies. Word on the street is that Mayor Walsh didn’t even give city councilors a heads up until…

Pass the Vaseline, Betsy’s at it again …

EduMom is tracking reaction to the Trump administration’s apparent rollback of joint guidance from the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education on diversity and integration (as well as officially delaying by two years an Obama-era rule aimed at tackling racial disparities in special education):   “This is an absolute affront to the progress Democratic education reformers have made in the last…

Boston’s Silence is Deafening – Protect Our Children

Massachusetts Parents United Member, East Boston (Name Withheld) I have been watching as my Facebook timeline filled with pictures of the Boston #FamiliesBelongTogether rally at City Hall. My family — and so many of my friends in East Boston could not attend this rally because we are undocumented, and we cannot risk being in a public space and disclosing our…