Entries in MassPoliticsProfs by sjenkins
In April’s Boston Magazine, David Bernstein calls for the abolishment of the House, arguing that such a move would “improve efficiency, transparency, and responsiveness to the public.” While I don’t necessarily disagree with Bernstein’s identification of the problem, I certainly don’t agree with his cure.
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.
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.
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?