Saturday, March 6, 2010

Dramatic shake-up planned at 12 Boston public schools

Thia sounds like a start, however, they plan to keep the under-performing employees and transfer them to other schools. Obviously this is because of the labor unions and will only bring down the other schools' performance. We need to get the unions out of the schools and out of government and use common sense in educating our children. This is just a leaky bandaid to fix a major hemorrhage. In addition, $250 million of taxpayers dollars are held up as a carrot for Mass. to do what they should have been doing all along and it has been proven that throwing money at the problem is not the answer.

Excerpt: Massachusetts could receive an infusion of $250 million from the federal government to help these schools and others. The US Department of Education announced yesterday that the state is among more than a dozen that will advance to the final round of President Obama’s Race to the Top competition, which will reward states that aggressively fix failing schools and expand independently run charter schools. Read full article here.

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