In a speech tailor-made for centrists, Governor Charles D. Baker delivered his first State of the State address with modesty and zeal on the issues marking his year in office: MBTA, DCF, opiod abuse, and charter schools. Make no mistake, the gravity of this agenda has shifted away from the majority party; one need not look any further than the…Read More »
Greater Boston Tea Party September 2014 meeting:
The Homeschooling Alternative: Monday September 8, 7:30PM
Lir Restaurant 903 Boylston Street (Back Bay) For most of the last fifty years the ranks of parents who decided to take charge of their children’s education grew slowly. But in the new century this growth has started to snowball. In Massachusetts parents are becoming frustrated,…
( – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno)
Yes, we’ve done it again — six new votes added to the MassFiscal Scorecard! As usual, you can check out a brief explanation of each new vote follows, then head over to the site itself to find out how your representative and senator voted.
SENATE (4 Votes)
1. Study PARCC Implementation …
When will there be true ed reform? When they hold a public school and no one shows up.
FROM: El Globo http://www.bostonglobe.com/met… Mass. Senate rejects bill to raise charter school limit
By Claire McNeill Globe Correspondent
July 16, 2014 A measure to lift the state’s cap on the number of charter schools failed by a wide margin in the…
According to a diarist on Blue Mass Group, the Massachusetts House of Representatives will be taking up lifting the cap on charters schools this wednesday. Quoting here from this week’s Citizens for Public Schools’ “News You Can Use about Our Schools”: “This Wednesday, May 21, the House is expected to take up a bill that includes lifting the cap…Read More »
Sonia Chang-Diaz continues to stand in the school house door. Continues to stand between minority children and a quality education. Through grandstanding and parliamentary procedures she tried her best to kill charter school expansion in the Commonwealth. State Representative Alice Peisch (D-Wellesley), the co-chair of the Joint Committee on Education, came up with a plan that effectively threw Chang-Diaz…Read More »
The Worcester Telegram & Gazette called Sonia Chang-Diaz’s stance on Charter Schools “laughable” in an editorial yesterday. Under pressure from thousands of families, the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Education last week gave itself another week to decide whether to advance a bill that would ease limits on public charter school enrollments. But the claim advanced by committee co-chair Sen. Sonia…Read More »