Author: Keri Rodrigues

A Lesson in CITIZENship

(This is a piece by my friend Chris Stewart — also known as Citizen Stewart. I’m republishing this with his permission because there are so many folks in MASSACHUSETTS that need to HEAR THIS BADLY — and I can’t say it better than Chris.) Education doesn’t need any more phony fists, plastic dashikis, and revolutions that won’t be funded Let’s…

One Proud Mama – Dezee Graduates!

Spring is here and it brings with it the season of graduations.  I am a proud mother of a daughter who not only completed her bachelor’s degree, but is now again graduating with her masters in Business Administration with a Minor in Project Management! Thinking about her success brings tears to my eyes and I’m so excited to share her…

Love Letters to EduMom

EduMom gets your comments! And when EduMom writes about unions and brings receipts that are pretty irrefutable, some folks get BIG MAD. Here’s a taste:   Fecal excess? YIKES. But you also forgot fat. And ugly.   (Just kidding. EduMom might be chubby, but is also cute as hell. Here’s a last selfie I took the last time picked all…

Birthdays in Heaven

My six-year-old son Miles and I like to have secret talks at night right before he goes to sleep. It’s a chance for him to tell me whatever is on his mind or ask me questions about things he’s thinking about. This week in particular was a very big week because Miles graduated from kindergarten. (Miles with Mommy and Daddy…

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…