Boston Globe editorial, May 13, 2013 (excerpt)
Paul Grogan, president of the Boston Foundation, has it right: Education reform needs to move forward on two tracks. District schools need more of the autonomy and flexibility that has worked so well for charters.
Given the wide consensus that the 2010 law that added more charter schools and enacted further reforms has been a success, proposals to enhance its initiatives make sense.
Boston Herald editorial, May 8, 2013 (excerpt)
One [bill], sponsored by Sen. Barry Finegold (D-Andover) and Rep. Russell Holmes (D-Boston), would eliminate the [charter] cap in the lowest-performing school districts, part of a broader measure that would empower local school leaders to make needed changes in those schools.
That’s the bill that deserves the most attention — and swift passage.