A Whale Of An Education Battle Rocks New Bedford

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“[A] whale-ship was my Yale College and my Harvard,” reads…

Setting a High Bar at Alma del Mar

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Alma del Mar Charter School in New Bedford, MA, is fighting for…

Remember Poland’s Working-Class Revolt Against Communism

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This op-ed appeared in The Springfield Republican, The Standard-Times…

Op-ed: Time is right to study Jefferson in our schools

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By Jamie Gass and Will Fitzhugh "Students of reading, writing,…

Op-ed: A Frankenstein's monster attacks school literature

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This op-ed appeared in The Springfield Republican, The Berkshire…

Op-ed: Time to lift up Boston’s voc-tech high school

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Read this full op-ed in CommonWealth magazine. By Tom Birmingham…

Op-ed: Charters, Unions, And Public School Funding

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Read this full op-ed on WGBH News. In the midst of the 2016…

Op-ed: Copernicus Inspires Us To Seek Out A Challenging Education

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This op-ed appeared in The Daily Caller. By Jamie Gass and…

Op-ed: American Public Education Is Failing Miserably In Math And Science

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By Jamie Gass and Ze'ev Wurman This op-ed appeared in The…

Op-ed: A Novel Solution To An Old Problem

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By Tom Birmingham  | The Boston Pilot  |  December 15, 2017 We…

Op-ed: Our schools ignore US history at our peril

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By Tom Birmimgham | Nov. 30, 2017 State must make good on requirement…

Op-ed: Education establishment ruining reform

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This op-ed appeared in the Boston Herald on Wednesday, November…

Op-ed: It’s Time to Strengthen—Not Reduce!—History in Our Classrooms

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By Tom Birmingham This op-ed appeared in the print edition…

Op-ed: Students should know the name Fannie Lou Hamer

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This op-ed has appeared in WGBH News and The Berkshire Eagle. October…

Op-ed: Mass. has tools to lead in online learning -- but doesn't

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By Julie Young For two years running, Bloomberg's State Innovation…

Op-ed: Let's return to educational liberty

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

Op-ed: Jules Verne brings children summer adventures

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Read this op-ed in the Salem News, The Lowell Sun, The Patriot…

Op-ed: Marshall Plan brought U.S. to apex of power

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By Jamie Gass June 5, 2017 “The cost of war in human…

Op-ed: Will district schools embrace charter-like reforms?

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This op-ed appeared in CommonWealth magazine. TOM BIRMINGHAM…

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: 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.