Further Reading

Student Assignment

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* “Modern day segregation in public schools,” by Sonali Kohli, The Atlantic, November 18, 2014

* “Facing segregation again, Boston’s schools get a do-over,” by Farah Stockman, Boston Globe, July 1, 2015

* “Choosing a school for my daughter in a segregated city,” by Nicole Hannah-Jones,  New York Times, June 9, 2016

* “Boston mulls changes to admission rules for exam schools,” by James Vaznis, Boston Globe, July 2, 2016

* “A broken mirror: exam school admissions fail to reflect Boston’s diversity,” Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice, 2017

* “Parents call for release of data on equity in BPS assignment policy,” by Yawu Miller, Bay State Banner, April 12, 2017

Facilities, Resources, and Build BPS

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* “Parent activists blast BPS report,” by Yawu Miller, Bay State Banner, April 29, 2016

* “Facilities plan seen as part of charter strategy,” by Yawu Miller, Bay State Banner, June 1, 2016

* “Weak ‘Build BPS’ plan rollout angers parents,” by Kathleen McKiernan, Boston Herald, March 1, 2017

* “Seeing good: My mea culpa to the Mason School,” James M. Noonan, Harvard University, June 27, 2017

* “What Build BPS means to people like me!,” by Elica Hector-Varrs, Schoolyard News, October 11, 2017

* “BuildBPS: Approach with caution,” by Nora McManus Vincent, Schoolyard News, October 12, 2017

School Closures

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* “There goes the neighborhood,” by Jennifer Berkshire, The Progressive, December 29, 2014

* “An advocacy group says Boston mayor wants to close 36 schools,” by Allison Pohle, Boston.com, November 30, 2015

* “Walsh taking heat over school agenda,” by Jeremy Fox, Boston Globe, December 4, 2015

* “Excess schools are costly, audit says,” by Jeremy Fox, Boston Globe, December 18, 2015

* “School closures: a blunt instrument,” by Rachel Cohen, American Prospect: Long Form, April 11, 2016

* “BPS review suggested massive school closures,” by Jeremy Fox, Boston Globe, April 29, 2016

* “School closure as a strategy to remedy low performance,” by Gail L. Sunderman, Erin Coghlan, and Rick Mintrop, National Education Policy Center, May 18, 2017

Privatization, Charters and Portfolio Districts

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* “Urban school decentralization and the growth of Portfolio Districts,” Great Lakes Center for Education Research and Practice, June 2010

* “Why corporations want our public schools,” by Tracy Loeffelholz Dunn and Doug Pibel YES! Magazine, February 2014

* “When charter schools are nonprofit in name only,” by Marian Way, Propublica, December 9, 2014

* “Special BPS investigation: the operators,” by Chris Faraone, The Dig, April 4, 2015

* “Why hedge funds love charter schools,” by Alan Singer, Seattle Education, November 14, 2015

* “MA schools may be battle in wider fight for profit & privatization agendas,” Jule Pattison Gordon, Bay State Banner, September 22, 2016

* “Betsy DeVos and the plan to break public schools,” Rebecca Mead, New Yorker, December 14, 2016

Question 2: Lifting the Cap on Charter Schools in Massachusetts

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* “No On 2: activism in public education and beyond,” by Bob Damon and Kristin Johnson, Boston Political Education, November 10, 2016

* “In Boston, charter vote reflected racial divide,” by James Vaznis, Boston Globe, November 14, 2016

* “With Question 2 defeat, voters ignored the elites,” by Joan Vennochi, Boston Globe, November 14, 2016

* “What we can learn question campaign on charter school expansion,” by Lawrence Blum, National Education Policy Center, March 14, 2017

* “Pro-charter school group pays state’s largest campaign finance penalty,” by Michael Levenson, Boston Globe, September 11, 2017

Boston Compact and Unified Enrollment in Boston

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* “Mostly outrage at Boston compact meeting,” by Emily Resnevic, Jamaica Plain Gazette, November 20th, 2015

* “Walsh taking heat over school agenda,” by Jeremy Fox, Boston Globe, December 4, 2015

* “Quiet push for unified enrollment” by Jule Pattison-Gordon, Bay State Banner, October 11, 2017

* “Walsh rejects charter bill with own name on it,” by Jule Pattison-Gordon, Bay State Banner, October 18, 2017

* “District/charter collaboration compact: Interim Report,” Center on Reinventing Public Education, June 2013

Unified or Common Enrollment Nationally

* “Urban school decentralization and the growth of “Portfolio Districts,” Great Lakes Center for Education Research and Practice, June 2010

* “Whose choice? Student experiences and outcomes in the New Orleans school marketplace,” By Frank Adamson, Channa Cook-Harvey, & Linda Darling-Hammond, Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, 2015

* “We need enrollment reform, not common enrollment,” Parents United for Public Schools (Oakland), December 16, 2015

* “Common enrollment, common core, charters, privatization and racism,” video of panel in Oakland CA with Shanthi Gonzalez, Dr. Janell Scott, Dr. Frank Adamson, Dr. Julian Vasquez Heilig, May 28, 2016

* “Common enrollment’– the newest page in school privatizers’ playbook,” National Education Association Today, October 31, 2016