The federal RTTT initiative to improve student achievement and to increase funding for school districts, like other federal initiatives, has mandates attached. These mandates are leading to much of the Education Reform legislation currently being debated at our state house. There are many sides to this discussion. Although the state has $250 M reasons to participate, I am not sure, at present, whether the current arguments and funding will impact or benefit Burlington.
One perspective that was released yesterday was from the Massachusetts Teacher’s Association (MTA). The state teacher’s union created the attached letter.