Op-ed: UMass leaders fail Boston campus

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By Greg Sullivan Friday, April 14, 2017 The University of…

Op-ed: Why Mass. must not let up on testing students

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By Tom Birmingham   APRIL 13, 2017 Massachusetts’ story…

Op-ed: The Great Statesman Cicero Presides Over The Ides Of March Forever

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“How I could wish that you had invited me to that most glorious…

Op-ed: State should expand METCO

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By Cheryl Brown Henderson and Jim Stergios The Boston Globe…

Op-ed: Slaving history must not be forgotten

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Read this op-ed in The New Bedford Standard Times, The Lowell…

Op-ed: Voc-tech schools are a Mass. success story

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Read this entire op-ed online at CommonWealth Magazine, the…

Op-ed: Justification For 40% Legislative Leadership Raises Is Political Voodoo

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When doing the people's will is secondary to legislators'…

Op-ed: Will DeVos avoid the Beltway education trap?

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By Jim Stergios and Charles Chieppo Read this op-ed online…

Op-ed: Challenge and Opportunity for Catholic Education

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Given our desire to do as much as we can, especially to help poor urban kids participate fully in the American Dream, we need to provide them with access to school choice options: charter schools; vocational-technical schools; private and parochial schools; and METCO. Choice is what the privileged have for their children. Why shouldn't everyone have access to high quality academic options?

Op-ed: Teaching children assures that we will never forget

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Our schoolchildren need to learn Elie Wiesel’s wisdom, and the tragic events of the Holocaust, but they largely don’t. Wiesel's book Night is not an “exemplar text” in the nationalized K-12 standards, Common Core... Despite the post-World War II pleas to “never forget,” we are forgetting, and so are our children.

Op-ed: Gulliver's Travels and Common Core

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This op-ed appeared in The Daily Caller and The New Bedford…

Op-ed: Vote ‘yes’ on Question 2

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This excerpt is from an op-ed published on Oct. 18, 2016 in The…

Op-ed: Mass. charters fight racial oppression

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By Sephira Shuttlesworth By 1959, my late husband, the Birmingham,…

Op-ed: Charter and district schools need not be adversaries

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By Thomas Birmingham This op-ed appeared in the New Bedford…

Op-ed: Health fee pinches taxpayers

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Read this op-ed in the Boston Herald (September 4, 2016). Sometimes…

Op-ed: Teaching American History: A Straightforward Fix For The Bay State

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Read this full article on WGBH News.  THOMAS BIRMINGHAM It’s…

Op-ed: Time for UMass system to implement needed fiscal reforms

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As University of Massachusetts President Marty Meehan considers…

Op-ed: Why Boston and Mass. need more walk-in clinics

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Published in The Boston Globe, JUNE 01, 2016 AFTER NEARLY…

Op-ed: Poetry teaches more than rhyme

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Originally posted beginning on Apr. 23, 2016 in The MetroWest…

OpEd: Shine a light upon MBTA pension fund

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By Mary Z. Connaughton and Charles Chieppo Guest Columnists Originally…

Op-ed: State plays politics over charters

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it’s time for Massachusetts to stop playing political games with the charter authorization process.

Op-ed: State should revive US history requirement

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To teach students how to exercise the rights and responsibilities associated with active citizenship in a democracy, Massachusetts should revive the requirement that public school students pass a US history MCAS test to graduate from high school.

Guest Opinion: Time to end Know-Nothing legacy once and for all

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We should expel the Know-Nothings’ anti-Irish-Catholic amendment from the Massachusetts constitution, and remove bigoted Governor Gardner’s portrait from a position of prominence in our Statehouse.

Column: The last of 'The Last of the Mohicans'

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Public school children are unlikely to read "The Last of the Mohicans," a masterpiece of American literature, thanks to Common Core's emphasis on "informational texts."

Column: For the T, riders should come first

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Excerpt from Jim Stergios' column in The Boston Globe.  REVIEWS…

Guest Opinion: Don't let Challenger disaster, space race become lost

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(Note: This op-ed originally appeared on the anniversary of the…

Op-Ed: Making 'The Ride' more cost-effective could help MBTA's finances

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Unseasonably warm November days have given way to increasing…

Gass: On Veterans Day, Learning from 'Black Jack' Pershing

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This op-ed has appeared in The MetroWest Daily News, The Taunton…

Op-ed: K-12 educational focus on government, civics must be restored

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John Boehner’s resignation as speaker of the U.S. House of…

Op-ed: Big money pushes PARCC and Common Core

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Each year, much is written and said about K-12 education when…