New charter schools would help close the achievement gap

October 13, 2015 | The Boston Globe

Massachusetts has some of the best public schools in the nation, but persistent achievement gaps offer stark evidence that far too many students are not benefiting from them. The desire of families to gain entrance to Commonwealth charter schools demonstrates how strongly they want an alternative to their traditional district schools.

New BPS superintendent Tommy Chang should be bold

July 2, 2015 | The Boston Globe

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh’s inauguration was 18 months ago, but the Walsh era in Boston Public Schools truly began this week with Dr. Tommy Chang’s first day as superintendent. As we stand on the threshold of this new period, it is time to put aside old ways in BPS and find the courage necessary to seek the profound changes our students deserve.

Safe access for women

August 6, 2014| The Boston Globe

What a difference a month can make. The Supreme Court recently put women at risk by striking down our state’s law prohibiting protesters from coming within 35 feet of the entrances to Planned Parenthood health centers and other reproductive health providers in Massachusetts.