Participants in the public education forum will include Massachusetts Jobs with Justice, United Educators of Pittsfield, the Massachusetts Teachers Association, NAACP Berkshire County Branch, Berkshire Democratic Brigades and the Four Freedoms Coalition.
To the Editor: Adam Hinds will be a fine State Senator representing the 52 towns of western Massachusetts, and here are some reasons I will be voting for him in the primary. As a retired teacher and active parent, I know Adam comes from a public education background, and places high value on offering quality
On the eve of the MCAS testing season there is growing concern among Berkshire educators and parents that the culture of standardized testing is crippling public education by stifling effective and engaging teaching practices. One avenue of protest is for parents to have their children opt out of taking the test.