December 28, 2015
Cambridge, MA Teacher Laments Testing Mandates From Feds
Waste of taxpayer funds and misguided priorities extend to several federal bureaucracies, including but not limited to the US Department of Education. The same can be said about state and local bureaucracies. But the school committee has the final authority if they are able to assert their statutory power. All too often local officials yield to state and federal officials due to the desire to receive funds otherwise unavailable or withheld. Spines are seldom found among elected officials who focus on getting re-elected rather than doing what is best for students and taxpayers. Still no mention of the role teacher unions play in making school policy. Award winning teacher John Taylor Gatto, has some ideas in his book, Dumbing Us Down.
LETTER: Where was the discussion on MCAS and PARCC?
Posted Dec. 23, 2015 at 8:42 AM
Updated at 8:43 AM
To the editor:
(Editor's note: This is an open letter to Cambridge School Committee members.)
Kathy Greeley, Erie Street