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Comment on: Longer school day deal is a win for Walsh, students Editorial: Longer school day deal is a win for Walsh, students
Posted 12/27/2014 09:09:45 EST
I'm glad that school-based folks get to decide how to use this extra time. Here's one idea: how about giving middle school students a full year of social studies and science? It's ludicrous (and shoul more »
Comment on: More than âenough is enoughâ More than âenough is enoughâ
Posted 12/17/2014 11:25:32 EST
Bravo, Professor Ogletree... I couldn't agree more! Hopefully our young people (and not just African Americans) will take the lead on this. more »
Comment on: Public schools beat private schools - Ideas - The Boston Globe
Posted 03/21/2014 08:54:27 EDT
The data is really interesting and not all that surprising. What galls me is the Globe's photo caption... these two people are both researchers and professors, so why doesn't the caption read: "Sara a more »
Comment on: Bostonâs lone vocational school seeks lessons from a Worcester school - Metro - The Boston Globe
Posted 03/20/2014 08:05:06 EDT
I would like to know more about what changes, specifically, did Worcester Tech make in the past 10 years? What did the visitors from Madison Park learn?
Comment on: Walsh offers plan to keep high school students from falling through cracks - Metro - The Boston Globe
Posted 10/08/2013 08:23:51 EDT
While I appreciate Walsh giving some attention to education issues, I wonder what will happen in these "academies" that will make a difference for students? Perhaps instead he should consider learning more »
Comment on: Take-aways from two mayor debates - Opinion - The Boston Globe
Posted 08/16/2013 12:48:19 EDT
Actually, Charlotte Golar Richie has more experience in all areas than most of the other candidates combined!
Comment on: In mayoral field, coolness toward St. Patrickâs parade - Metro - The Boston Globe
Posted 07/31/2013 07:51:46 EDT
Thank you Sam the Man, Ninety Nine Percent, & WDBoyce... when will the Globe stop advertising such nonsense, and where does this fit in a supposed "report" of candidate positions?
Comment on: A primer for progress in Palestinian-Israeli conflict - Boston.com
Posted 07/30/2013 10:42:05 EDT
Comment on: A lesser known candidate who merits a closer look - Boston.com
Posted 07/12/2013 02:27:34 EDT
Re: 7:30AM-5:00PM "surround care" -- these are actually the hours of almost every BPS Early Learning Center, so let's not give the Dudley Street Charler School credit for inventing something new. It's more »
Comment on: Education may be the key issue in Boston mayorâs race - Opinion - The Boston Globe
Posted 06/28/2013 01:18:11 EDT
I am extremely disappointed in the number of mayoral candidates who are joining the charter school bandwagon, accepting the media-promoted MYTH that they do better than district schools with the same more »
Comment on: Boston teachers receive high ratings, stirring concern about rigor of evaluations - Metro - The Boston Globe
Posted 05/24/2013 08:42:08 EDT
If a doctor, lawyer, or dentist had 25 people in his office at one time, all of whom had different needs, and some of whom didn't want to be there and were causing trouble, and the doctor, lawyer, or more »
Posted 05/24/2013 08:30:43 EDT
Your figures are so out of the realm of reality, I wonder where you get your information...
Comment on: A line in the sand - Metro - The Boston Globe
Posted 03/21/2013 08:40:18 EDT
Amen! I like the idea of refusing insurance and NOT spending tax dollars on rebuilding plans; wondering if there are any organizations out there proposing ways to de-populate our vulnerable shorelines more »
Comment on: Charter schools: Results too good to ignore - Boston.com
Posted 03/08/2013 08:13:20 EST
Unions do NOT oppose longer days... just uncompensated time! Most teachers already spend significantly more time (8-12 hrs/day + weekends) on the job, if not in front of children!
Comment on: School plan: neighborhood over quality? - Opinion - The Boston Globe
Posted 03/01/2013 08:39:12 EST
Well said, neighbor, but I think you're confusing "quality" (as does BPS) with MCAS scores. Let's begin to address the gross inequities in our schools by addressing the gross inequities of our society more »
Comment on: Looking at the sky may change your entire POV - Lifestyle - The Boston Globe
Posted 01/08/2013 09:20:59 EST
I worked with Jack Borden and "For Spacious Skies" many years ago as a Boston teacher, and I'm delighted to learn that he's still around and encouraging people to look up! As a lifelong sky-watcher, I more »
Comment on: Stop demonizing unions, and put yourself in teachersâ shoes - Letters - The Boston Globe
Posted 09/04/2012 07:32:14 EDT
Thank you, Elizabeth Hegarty!
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