Tales of my adventures navigaing Boston Public schools when our daughter decided to attend a BPS high school after 10 years of homeschooling. Our son is still hoI feel like Alice as she toured Wonderland and decided to document my experience. I’m not sure how I ended up here but it’s going to be a fun ride.
My journey down the rabbit hole continues as I get more interested in the drivers behind education policy and reform. While I continue to feel that the entire education industrial complex needs to be upended at the roots, the reality is that for the vast majority of American students, school is the surest path to a prosperous future. The social justice issues around urban public education need amplification. My mantra has become, if ed reform really was about “fixing” public education, towns like Wellesley and independent schools across the state would be clamoring for these organizations help. This is about public education in high poverty towns and cities. These schools are overwhelmed with the myriad issues associated with poverty and trauma. Unless and until those issues are addressed at a fundamental level, urban schools will continue to struggle.