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Entries in MassPoliticsProfs by sjenkins

Headlines around the Commonwealth touted the finding that charter schools don’t affect district funding from a new Mass Taxpayers Foundation report.  After actually reading the report, I’d like to suggest a few alternative headlines.

Think term limits are a good idea?  Not so fast.  Political science research suggests term limits don’t always work the way many think they will.

All throughout the Commonwealth, towns are holding local elections in April.  Generally speaking, turnout in these elections is dismal, which leads me to ask—is this any way to run an election? 

Winter break? February break?  Summer break?  When should schools take breaks and for how long?  These sorts of questions are at the heart of Boston Public Schools Superintendent Tommy Chang’s proposed changes to the Boston school calendar.

While I am sure Jimmy Buffet was thinking of warmer climes when he penned his Changes in Latitude song, part of the reason I was brought on to this blog was to highlight the politics outside of the beltway of Boston, so that’s what I am going to do today.

Looking for some information about the General Court?  Need to contact the clerk of the House for information about the business of the chamber?  You’ll have to use the phone as there’s no email information provided—and who uses the phone these days? 

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