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TECHNOLOGY IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST
A blueprint for how to reopen Boston schools
Boston Prep has done the trial-by-error work of staying open.
Troubling obstacle in Cornel West’s path at Harvard
"Harvard is not alone in these tenure shenanigans, but it is certainly guilty as sin in perpetuating the kind of systematic racism inherent in the old boy network."
More than ever, MCAS is necessary to measure impact of pandemic disruptions
"We can’t leave the future success of our children to a hunch or guesswork. More than ever, MCAS testing is necessary to provide a common assessment that is objective and comparable."
Governor Baker is right — schools must reopen
Children have fallen behind academically. Pediatricians report rising anxiety and depression among kids. Schools can reopen safely for in-person learning, and it’s past time they do.
Marcelo Suárez-Orozco and Carola Suárez-Orozco
The children of immigrants can help save higher ed
College applications have dropped precipitously during the coronavirus pandemic. The children of immigrants can change that.
With push on to reopen schools, no letup on drumbeat to vaccinate teachers
"Would someone explain why, if getting kids back into schools is a priority, vaccinating teachers is not a priority?"
IDEAS | BRYAN SCHONFELD and SAM WINTER-LEVY
The great myth of campus socialism
Going to college doesn’t turn students into Marxists. If anything, it tends to make them more skeptical of redistributing wealth.
MCAS this year? OK, question 1: Why . . . just, why?
"A school improvement strategy that has failed for more than 20 years will not suddenly start working during an unprecedented emergency."
Concerns over racism show that Boston College has much work to do
"With so much hate in our country, it isn’t surprising that racist students end up at BC. What is astonishing is the university’s ineffectiveness now in protecting its own students."
Vaccinate teachers now, especially in cities like Everett
Students need to get back to school.