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Lawrence Harmon

Lawrence schools rest on one man

By Lawrence Harmon
Globe Columnist / December 3, 2011
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State education commissioner Mitchell Chester is now a one-man school committee for the city of Lawrence. The vote this week by the state Board of Education to place Lawrence schools into receivership strips the city’s 7-member school committee of its authority over policy decisions, hiring, and budgetary matters. Already, things are looking up in down-at-the-heels Lawrence.

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