State intervention would solve none of BPS’s problems

After almost two years of pandemic uncertainty, vague communication and a revolving door of Boston School Committee member resignations, Governor Baker and his appointee Commissioner Jeff Riley have added a layer of stressful bullying by continuing to foster the idea of receivership for the Boston Public Schools. As though threatening state receivership was casual dinner conversation, board member Matt Hills brought up the topic at a Board of Elementary and Secondary Education meeting on Sept 21. Riley responded by saying, “It’s obviously not on the agenda today, and I hear your concerns. I would also say it’s a process we want to go through and to be continued.”

Baker’s and Riley’s relationship with BPS has been one of ongoing threats and bullying. Last year, as schools were scrambling to close for the impending pandemic, rather than find ways of supporting school districts as they prepared for the unknown, Baker and


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