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Posted 03/26/2014 07:43:54 EDT
"Responsible"- I don't know where you are getting your information regarding public education. A supervisor can have a teacher terminated if they do their observations and have the facts to back it up more »
Posted 03/21/2014 08:34:27 EDT
Here is another good article on the topic by WBUR's David Boeri:
Posted 03/21/2014 05:18:10 EDT
Related article in the recent Commonwealth magazine: Article title: Clearing the Cops: "State and local police (Massachusetts) have shot and killed 73 people since 2002. In every closed case, district more »
Posted 03/17/2014 01:45:55 EDT
Adrian called it, I was thinking the same things. Forry had great energy, and that bit about her sending Linehan off for a long drive was truly funny. Because of her and the show she led, I'll be look more »
Posted 03/16/2014 05:00:09 EDT
What great school system is not unionized? I can't think of one.
Posted 03/16/2014 04:58:48 EDT
I was only able to watch the first half hour but I really enjoyed it. Dorcena Forry added a great energy to the event. I'll be looking forward to next year's.
Posted 03/14/2014 02:24:14 EDT
Nat, If 90% of the teachers at charter schools are between are between 22 and 35, then there is definitely something wrong with the working conditions. Why else would someone leave who is really getti more »
Posted 03/07/2014 03:10:44 EST
An extended learning day is fine if it is optional. I don't like the idea of the power of the state telling parents how their children's afternoons will be spent. There are plenty of good after school more »
Posted 03/02/2014 06:52:17 EST
Great writing Ty, I'll offer this as an extra credit for my 9th graders. Film really is such an important medium. Keep up the good work.
Posted 03/01/2014 01:05:40 EST
Do you think more or fewer people would have been killed if the attackers had guns?
Posted 02/23/2014 01:55:52 EST
I don't see why it's more important to give robots jobs than people.
Posted 02/10/2014 01:13:02 EST
Slim, The ministers described in this article are actively trying to pull gang members away from that life and attempting to hold communities together who are riven by violence. They are engaged in th more »
Posted 02/08/2014 01:12:04 EST
The city of Chicago is surrounded by suburbs that Don't have tough drug laws. They bring the guns right into the city.
Posted 02/07/2014 05:18:38 EST
Great letter, you've hit the nail on the head.
Posted 01/26/2014 07:43:00 EST
I too was at that meeting where Dever students, parents, teachers and administration made the case that they did not want their school closed or drastically restructured. The people working at the Dev more »
Posted 01/23/2014 01:10:36 EST
I don't see why the Globe thinks that looking "non-traditional" candidates for superintendent is such a good idea. It was a disaster in New York. Would we hire a non-cop as police commissioner?
Posted 01/15/2014 04:45:36 EST
Sounds like Ellison's a little full of himself if he thinks he should be consulted before BPD brass makes personnel decisions.
Posted 01/13/2014 01:16:35 EST
Pretty venomous Vlad. Any thoughts on the article itself?
Posted 01/02/2014 12:52:32 EST
The smoking ban in public parks strikes me as nanny-state overkill. I'd rather take the extra effort to not sit down-wind of a smoker than have the government infringe on a freedom. And I am not a gov more »
Posted 01/02/2014 12:09:04 EST
The AFT donated less than half a million to support Walsh while Democrats for Education Reform and Stand For Children donated 1.3 million to support Connolly. While all the focus on the AFT? Could i more »
Posted 12/27/2013 01:11:23 EST
Posted 12/27/2013 11:24:17 EST
I don't see what all the negativity is about. Timlin had a transportation job with a lot of responsibility with the Menino administration, performed well and now he has a job with a lot of responsibil more »
Posted 12/25/2013 09:21:41 EST
Great idea for a column Scot. Another word I'd like to hear far less of, "awkward." I tell my kids at school that it's lazy-speak.
Merry Christmas to All.
Posted 12/20/2013 05:03:03 EST
Appreciated the thoughtful review, thanks for weighing in Ty. Keep up the good work.
Posted 12/17/2013 01:31:24 EST
What do you mean?