(That's the "blogger" page where I also post education links that I might not get to here.)
I'll come back to that at greater length here later.
Today, I saw the "lift the cap" crew claiming that there is district need for cap lift. That doesn't line up with the facts on seats, as below:
(Note that Boston's charters again ran it up against the cap as they do every year. Other expansions, however, were in Springfield and Everett.)By DESE's own measure, these districts ARE NOT near the cap.
Thus, again, this is an assertion which is simply untrue.
— Tracy Novick (@TracyNovick) September 4, 2016Boston: 2941 seats
Lawrence: 1235 seats
Chelsea: 517 seats
Holyoke: 290 seats
Lowell: 1340 seats
Fall River: 967 seats
as of 2/16 #NoOn2
DESE's list, should you be interested, is here. The final column is a very simple "1" if near cap, "0" if not near cap.By DESE's own measure, these districts ARE NOT near the cap.— Tracy Novick (@TracyNovick) September 4, 2016
Thus, again, this is an assertion which is simply untrue. #NoOn2
More as I have a chance! #NoOn2