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Why do suburban Mass teachers want to block school choice for the state’s poorest children?

It is hard to look at photos splashed all over social media with mostly white teachers who work in the suburbs, smiling, while they protest what would ensure that more disadvantaged children get the education that they deserve—the education that these teachers would most assuredly demand for their own children.   “But giving parents in underperforming districts more opportunity to… Read more →

Suburban schools are not ready for big-city challenges

Suburban schools have slipped under the radar when it comes to the biggest philanthropic investments and most controversial reforms to roil the education space—school closures, charter growth, teacher evaluations and state interventions. But suburban schools need to wake up from their long complacent slumber. As a new report points out, these schools are ill equipped to deal with the mounting challenges they… Read more →

We Are Still A Nation At Risk

If there’s anything more depressing than reading another news story about just how badly our nation is falling behind other nations educationally, it’s reading the public comments that try to excuse-ify it all away. In this case, I’m talking about the National Public Radio piece about a newly released federal study on PIAAC, the Program for International Assessment of Adult Competencies,… Read more →

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