Massachusetts · School Talk

Betrayal from Warren, Bold Leadership from Lynch

[email protected] proved once again tonight: He’s a thin-skinned bully who doesn’t care about anyone but himself. #debatenight — Elizabeth Warren (@elizabethforma) September 27, 2016 Elizabeth Warren has some nerve composing this tweet on the very same day that she announced she would be voting against lifting the cap on charter schools this November in her… Continue reading Betrayal from Warren, Bold Leadership from Lynch

Massachusetts · Rhode Island · School Talk

Keep Your Politics Out of Back-to-School-Night (and in your “private office”)

‘Tis the season of back to school nights and open houses for parents. And that means it’s also the season for the pushing of political agendas at totally inappropriate times in an effort to get unwitting parents to buy what the local teachers’ union is selling. But it is wrong to urge parents to be… Continue reading Keep Your Politics Out of Back-to-School-Night (and in your “private office”)

Massachusetts · School Talk

Somerville Welcomes New XQ Super School: Powderhouse Studios

This piece originally ran at Education Post here.  A big congratulations is in order for the city of Somerville, Massachusetts who recently learned they will be the home of an XQ Super School that has a unique vision for turning the traditional high school model right on its head. The school will be called Powderhouse… Continue reading Somerville Welcomes New XQ Super School: Powderhouse Studios

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Hillary: You’ve Got to Come Out Stronger on School Choice

It is an eerie, almost nauseous feeling for me when I find myself nodding and agreeing and even saying “Amen” in response to words coming out of Donald Trump’s mouth. But alas, that’s what happened to me late last week during his long awaited education speech. He championed school choice and charter schools and expressed… Continue reading Hillary: You’ve Got to Come Out Stronger on School Choice

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Elizabeth Warren: Baby Got the Wrong Back

“Zip codes should not act as barbed-wire fences to keep out children whose parents cannot afford homes in that district” – Elizabeth Warren She’s known as the darling of the American left but Labor Day celebrations have again left us wondering if Elizabeth Warren is really just a Darling of America’s teachers’ unions. Once known… Continue reading Elizabeth Warren: Baby Got the Wrong Back

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Propaganda and Politics on the First Day of School

When I think of being ready for day one of a school year, tables of political buttons and campaign propaganda isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But in Newton, Massachusetts this year, that’s what returning teachers found in their midst as they reunited after the summer. And there is something very wrong with… Continue reading Propaganda and Politics on the First Day of School