Author Archives: msc22777

End of lifetime tenure?

The headline of this article focus on the inclusion of MCAS results in the evaluation proposed by the MTA today.  However, the piece I found most interesting (and encouraging) relates to the ability to remove poor performing teachers WITH PROFESSIONAL STATUS: (Teachers) that do poorly would be put on a one-year improvement plan and be dismissed if they fail to…

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How about another special election??

(#33?  Potential candidates should start lining up support now. – promoted by Paul R. Ferro) Could Natick, Millis, and Sherborn see a 3rd special election in just over a year?  If Rep. David Linsky is appointed as Middlesex Sheriff, the answer will be yes. State Rep. David Linsky said yesterday he has been approached by several law enforcement officials asking…

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Teacher Union Bailout tied to Military funds

Accross the state, the MTA representatives are asking teachers and school committee members to reach out to Sen. Brown’s office for help in getting the Harkin “Education Jobs Fund” bill passed.  Sen. Harkin was originally going to attach this bill to the emergency military funding.  However, he “couldn’t get 60 votes”.  So, he is going to rely on the house…

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Sen-elect Brown already has achieved a few things

So, we all know that the election of Scott Brown ended Obamacare.  Now, it looks like we can also credit his election for ending the push to provide tuition to illegal immigrants. Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo says the election of Republican Scott Brown means that prospects for a bill aimed at allowing undocumented students to pay in-state tuition is…

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