Education Reform


  • Every Child Not Yet a Winner
    March 2002
    By S. Paul Reville

    Education reform is a work very much in progress. It is the most important work of our time, the most vital work for the future of the Commonwealth. Our massive investment in reform has yielded some promising results, yet there is much work still to be done.

  • A Statement from the Commissioner of Education
    March 2002
    By David P. Driscoll

    Thousands of teachers and administrators have been engaged in the process of bringing standards-based education to life for the 970,000 public school students in the Commonwealth. Educators continue to be engaged in every step of the process, from developing the standards in the curriculum frameworks to writing questions to assess students' knowledge of the standards for the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS).

  • The Boston Public Schools People Don't Know
    March 2002
    By Dr. Thomas W. Payzant

    Boston has changed demographically over the past quarter century, and the schools reflect these changes…For a long time, Boston was slow to respond to these changes, and the city schools developed a reputation of being less than excellent for nearly everyone.

  • Our Future Is in Our Schools
    March 2002
    By Thomas M. Menino

    The schools are the priority for my administration not just because the issue is important to me, but because it is necessary.

  • Keeping the Promise of Education Reform
    March 2002
    By Stephen E. Gorrie

    Keeping the promise of education reform is possible if state leaders remain committed, flexible, and open-minded. If they really want to know what is needed to make schools work better for students, they should ask the teachers.

  • What Do Kids Need?
    September 2000
    By Deborah Meier

    To educate today's children for tomorrow's democracy, we need locally grown standards that celebrate differences and reflect their communities.