Viewpoint: Bill has power to equalize Bay State's schools

Date Published: 
September 30, 2013
John Davis and Paul Grogan

In Massachusetts, we proudly hold up our public schools as some of the best in the nation. But even here, too many of our urban schools continue to struggle – including many of those in Springfield and Holyoke

In many places, the gap between the suburban “haves” and the urban “have nots” is widening – a fact that should trouble us all, if we believe as public education founder Horace Mann did, that education is “the great equalizer.” 

That’s why support is growing for “An Act to Further Narrow the Achievement Gap,” a bill that continues and expands many of the elements contained in the historic “Act to Eliminate the Achievement Gap” of three years ago.