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Back to the Future in the Bay State: Brockton’s New School-Funding Lawsuit May Be Imminent

Twenty-five years ago, the Brockton school district prevailed in a lawsuit that served as a key catalyst for the Massachusetts Education Reform Act of 1993, which radically changed the state’s approach to school funding and turned the Bay State into … Continue reading

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Is Politics–Not School Improvement–Behind Brockton’s New Charter?

Who doesn’t love a charter school? From Newark to New Orleans, and Washington D.C. to Atlanta, charter schools are seen as the magic bullet not just for curing much of what ails public education, but for transforming poor communities themselves. … Continue reading

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