Do the #’s lie? Why some schools have to make cuts even thought it looks like they don’t need to.
Empowerment zones, the third way, portfolio district. Different name, same goals: takeover of our public schools.
“The charter movement has not died and gone away; it’s just popping up with new names and new forms of privatization,” said Lisa Guisbond, executive director of Citizens for Public Schools, a Boston-based advocacy organization that opposes charter schools. “The diehard supporters [of charter schools] and the effort to privatize public education seems to be going into a stealth mode.”
Study shows some MA schools shaming kids who can’t afford lunch– serving a cheap sandwich, barring sports and field trips and withholding report cards. Way to close the achievement gap.
Students are leading the way; they “need and deserve” the support of educators, say US teachers of the year.
How the extra-curriculars at Stoneman Douglas HS prepared them for this fight.
Is this the next iteration… charter schools returning for the benefits of district membership?
“Massachusetts will continue to receive accolades for its public education system, as it enables some students to thrive. However, to be a truly great system, we must be great for all… From my time in both districts, I perceive large differences in resource allocation, especially in terms of access to classroom materials, class size, elective classes, and access to support staff such as counselors.”
How does this relate to BPS? Keep reading.
BPS parent and QUESTie Mary Battenfeld says,”[Chang] began his superintendency with a listening tour, but listening has not been very evident in how he has developed policies.”