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Posted 03/26/2014 04:55:26 EDT
Several hundred folks signed a petition opposing charter expansion. Its good to see that there is starting to be push back against the corporate - charter coalition.
Posted 10/05/2013 07:12:14 EDT
Leo T. is onto something. Why is the Boston Foundation if favor of privatizing education, when so many of the large not-for-profits in Boston don't even pay property taxes on the properties they own? more »
Posted 08/19/2013 05:05:47 EDT
JShore is right. These so-called education initiatives are not really about improving education, they are about privatization of public funding. Corporate welfare. Furthermore, spending the money f more »
Posted 07/14/2013 08:51:41 EDT
Poverty is one of the biggest factors in educational achievement.
Maybe the best question for these candidates should be "where do you stand on Head Start?', not where do you stand on longer days.
Posted 07/14/2013 08:38:04 EDT
Any questions about where Walczak stands on that issue. "Every graduate of Codman Academy has gone on to attend a 4-year college or university." Too bad there aren't more students that are allowed more »
Posted 01/28/2013 01:44:41 EST
And on top of paying whatever rent they want, to whomever they want, the Boston charters also get free transportation from the district.
Posted 01/06/2013 04:02:52 EST
"Matthew Wilder, a School Department spokesman, said officials anticipate only a small fraction of parents registering their children for kindergarten will utilize the new option â roughly 300 would more »
Posted 01/05/2013 07:20:16 EST
A true citizen of the world, and loyal ally.
Posted 01/04/2013 04:13:20 EST
It would be too bad if the City's need from more classrooms in its district schools does hurt the arts programs. Just as the arts may be starting to get some traction. Poor planning on the part of more »
Posted 01/04/2013 04:08:54 EST
The charter schools in Boston ought to be held to the same obligation to educate every student that the district schools are held to. They should not be allowed room to wiggle out from under the Amer more »
Posted 01/04/2013 04:03:50 EST
Why don't the lawmakers require the charter schools to "backfill" for the attrition? They loose an average number of students, but currently don't have to fill those seats in the same year, unlike di more »
Posted 01/04/2013 03:50:55 EST
Obviously, they were holding a practice for their softball team, and just getting their arms in shape.
Posted 09/11/2012 04:18:18 EDT
I though Mitt stood for keeping the Federal Government out of local government issues. This seems inconsistent with his allegedly deeply held conservative values. Must be he is getting ready to start more »
Posted 09/04/2012 10:24:20 EDT
You are right, ralston. I wonder what kind of evaluations that guy performed. Do you think they were fair and timely?
Posted 09/04/2012 10:21:20 EDT
What about the children? That is what the union calls for more nurses, social workers and substitute special education aids is all about. To say nothing of requesting smaller class sizes. Its abo more »
Posted 09/04/2012 10:17:14 EDT
"School officials, on the other hand, argued the state model was too cumbersome because they contended it included too many deadlines and other procedures." Why are the school officials afraid of obje more »
Posted 08/31/2012 02:41:49 EDT
I'm glad you are good at what you do. So are most teachers.
What is your point?
Posted 08/31/2012 02:37:47 EDT
The article said 12 percent over 6 years.
Posted 08/30/2012 11:02:56 EDT
The Boston teachers pension plan is self funded by deductions from the teacher's paycheck each pay period.
Posted 08/30/2012 10:59:48 EDT
I got a phone message from the Mayor tonight asking me to send my kids to school next week, for the first day of school, where they will be taught by "some of the best teachers in the country." more »
Posted 08/30/2012 10:49:36 EDT
Yeah. And let's see if the buses run on time this year.
Posted 08/28/2012 09:19:05 EDT
The teachers are not opposed to the new evaluation system. Many have helped to craft it. What they are opposed to is the unilateral imposition of such as system. Throughout the negotiations teachers h more »
Posted 08/28/2012 01:51:54 EDT
Polar Bear 43 said... "The only way for any type of education to be successful is for teachers, government, and parents (tax payers) to get on the same page and show mutual respect to one another." We more »
Posted 08/28/2012 01:41:40 EDT
The article stated, "Instead, the mayor has said the talks have merely moved from one impasse to another, as the union tries to resurrect issues the city believed had long been resolved." If Johnson h more »
Posted 08/28/2012 01:37:44 EDT
Smidda- BTW, teacher's pensions are self funded. Check your facts, and get them straight. Thank you. more »
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