Senator Pat Jehlen
Testimony on charter regs
13 senators and 11 representatives sent a letter urging an expanded use of growth
achievement essentially a matter of income rather than effectiveness
"reject that schools should be judged by what they teach rather than where they come from"
"when schools are labelled 'underperforming' they don't just lose money"
they lose community standing
should not stigmatize schools which are allowing for growth
"the label comes with disruption"
"as long as achievement outweighs growth, Boston will always be at the bottom"
but 2/3ths growth means Boston is no longer in the bottom 10%
And my testimony is here