After the recent closure of Mount Ida and its acquisition by UMass Amherst, we have received questions about how this decision was made and the authority that UMass has to make this kind of decision. This post is intended to explain the structure of UMass, and their relationship with the Board of Higher Education and […]
Overall, state aid to schools is inadequate. I hope we can pass the “millionaire’s tax” this November and use the proceeds to increase school aid under a simpler, more rational formula.
After school care needs improvement.
As a legislator, I was struck by the brass of a recent campaign commercial. As a citizen, I am voting against Question 2, which would lift the cap on charter schools, because I am concerned about its impact on already-strained local school budgets. A Yes vote would create new schools without creating additional resources to pay for them.
Many people were kind enough to weigh-in with feedback on the piece on Question Two that I ran last week and I thought I should follow up with some additional information. I support some charter expansion, but I do believe that Question Two goes too far.
On school issues, I listen very closely to the feelings of parents. I get mixed signals from parents about charter schools, but I do come down against Question Two, which would lift the cap on charter schools, because it goes too far.