Author: Keri Rodrigues

MCAS Question Controversy: Unions Attempt to Play Politics with Kids for Their Own Benefit, AGAIN

“What kind of idiot would have students imagine the rationalizations of a racist coward who shrinks from moral responsibility?” Colson Whitehead, Author of “Underground Railroad” Apparently, all kinds of idiots. From the Boston Globe — news of a racist-as-hell question appearing on the exam asking students to write an essay from the perspective of a racist: “When 10th-graders sat down…

Save Our Public Schools — Or Maybe Save Our Kids From Sharon Public Schools?

Physics teacher Brad Lengas was suspended from the Sharon Public Schools in December and then fired in February after being charged with indecent assault and battery on a person over 14. What went down? Several students went to the police demanding action after they were ignored by Sharon High School principal Jose Libano when they complained about Lengas’ inappropriate behavior…

Non-Exam Boston High Schools are a Disaster – Now with Charts!

In Massachusetts, we sure do love our education reports. Especially about the Boston Public Schools.  In case you missed it, last week, the Boston Foundation and the Boston Opportunity Agenda released their report: Guess what? Post-secondary outcomes are bad. The indicators of potential success? All pretty obvious. We know this already, but God bless the Boston Foundation for trying to…

Hitting the Gas on the School to Prison Pipeline: Racist Police in Springfield

Massachusetts is the hotbed of resistance to the Trump administration and home to the largest disapproval in the country based on the President’s actions on immigration, women rights and healthcare. Yet the state also has the distinction of having one the deepest racial economic divides in country on nearly every metric. There is no more of illustrative example of that…