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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  
By EDITORIAL  |  March 23, 2012
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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
By EDITORIAL  |  March 04, 2011
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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
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 15, 2011
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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.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 08, 2010
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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
By EDITORIAL  |  June 10, 2009
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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
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  May 20, 2009


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Time for a big change

Boston's political culture is fossilized, resistant to new ideas.
End Boston's residency requirement
By EDITORIAL  |  February 18, 2009
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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
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  February 11, 2009
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School politics

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
By EDITORIAL  |  February 04, 2009

Missed the bus


Letters to the Boston editor, November 21, 2008
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  November 19, 2008
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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.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  March 26, 2008


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Rebirth of a salesman

He’s going too fast.
The return of Russel Pergament
By ADAM REILLY  |  April 25, 2007
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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
By ADAM REILLY  |  January 31, 2007

School '75

This article originally appeared in the August 5, 1975 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Parents work to make busing work
By DIANNE DUMANOSKI  |  November 14, 2006

The breakdown


How Boston uses its 'Oops' fund
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  September 27, 2006
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Crunching numbers

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)
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  April 19, 2006