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Q: Who hates school reform?
The Boston Teachers Union (BTU) is bipolar: it wants its members treated as if they were professionals, not wage slaves.
A: The Boston Teachers' Union
| March 23, 2012
District 7 endorsement: Vote Tito
Thirty-five-year-old Tito Jackson, a former economic development official in Governor Deval Patrick's administration, is the candidate most deserving of District 7's votes.
Plus, sex ed and race in Boston’s schools
| March 04, 2011
Local experts predict the Boston of the future
There's more to imagining our city's future than placing bets on when Hizzoner will retire (which is just an exercise in futility at this point).
Best Decade Ever
| January 15, 2011
Green school. Red light?
Little girls and boys frolic on swing sets whittled from recycled beech wood.
At-large City Councilor John Connolly sets his sights on creating multi-million-dollar environmental academy.
| January 08, 2010
Fixing Boston Schools
The race to elect a new mayor of Boston has been in progress for several weeks, and at last there are indications that the candidates are capable of intelligent thought — at least about improving the city's public schools.
Three new ways of thinking
| June 10, 2009
Last biscuit in the oven
On that next trip to Whole Foods or the farmers' market, your favorite small-batch cookies, jams, and jellies might be hard to find.
Nuestra's culinary misadventure
| May 20, 2009
Time for a big change
Boston's political culture is fossilized, resistant to new ideas.
End Boston's residency requirement
| February 18, 2009
Hitting the brakes
The last time that “busing” was a buzzword around Boston, John Havlicek and Jo Jo White were the only ebony-and-ivory cronies shooting hoops in harmony.
With Boston public schools facing a $107 million budget gap, busing is once again in the crosshairs
| February 11, 2009
Public education in Boston will be a hot-button issue in this year's municipal election in ways that have not been seen for at least 10 years.
It is time to end busing and use the millions more constructively
| February 04, 2009
Missed the bus
Letters to the Boston editor, November 21, 2008
BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS
| November 19, 2008
No side bets
Opponents of legalized gaming in Massachusetts are celebrating the death this past week of Governor Deval Patrick’s bill to license casinos, which was crushed by a seemingly decisive margin of more than two-to-one.
The governor’s gaming legislation crapped out, but are casinos still alive in a compromise? Plus, a school-budget crisis could start a political firestorm.
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| March 26, 2008
Rebirth of a salesman
He’s going too fast.
The return of Russel Pergament
| April 25, 2007
Morrissey Boulevard melancholia
The mood at the Boston Globe has been increasingly dismal since the turn of the millennium.
Amid the latest cutbacks, dejection reigns at the Globe
| January 31, 2007
This article originally appeared in the August 5, 1975 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Parents work to make busing work
| November 14, 2006
How Boston uses its 'Oops' fund
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| September 27, 2006
By their own admission, it is during budget season that Boston’s city councilors wield the most power.
Boston City Council has power (for a week)
| April 19, 2006
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