Massachusetts Education Reform Act co-author and former Senate President Tom Birmingham praised the historic success that has been achieved since the law was enacted in 1993, but expressed concern that the Commonwealth is veering away from basic principles of the law that produced that success.
Betty Peters: Michael Sentance gave us a clear outline for his vision of education, modeled on the highly successful reform effort he had been part of in Massachusetts.
An interesting read in the Christian Science Monitor. The author Stacy Teicher Khadaroo focused on the education reform that put Massachusetts on the top, and how the adoption of the Common Core State Standards worries some experts. An excerpt: But Massachusetts’ future doesn’t look as rosy to observers such as Jamie Gass, director of the […]
I wanted to draw your attention to an op/ed written by James Stergios, Charles Chieppo and Jamie Gass of the Pioneer Institute entitled “The Massachusetts Exception” published at The City Journal. An excerpt: It’s common knowledge that in 1983, a federal report called A Nation at Risk indicted the “rising tide of mediocrity” in American […]
Massachusetts took a model of educational reform and success and chucked it to adopt the common core state standards. No legislative vote. Jim Stergios of The Pioneer Institute and Lindsey Burke at The Heritage Foundation write a cautionary tale in an op/ed at The Daily Caller. Until last summer, education experts from across the political […]