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City Council to discuss BCG report in public hearing

By the Notebook on Nov 26, 2012 09:50 AM

The City Council's education committee will be holding a public hearing at 10 a.m. today to hear testimony on the Boston Consulting Group's report to the School Reform Commission detailing the firm's analyses and proposals for the District. The committee will also be discussing the District's five-year financial plan

Watch the hearing as it happens, below. 

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Comments (5)

Submitted by Joe (not verified) on November 26, 2012 4:31 pm
This meeting should take about 30 seconds, replete with screaming about such a waste of money paying carpetbaggers to tell you what you just paid them to tell you.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on November 26, 2012 10:16 pm
GOOD LORD! This tape is disturbing on many may levels, not least of which is the cross questioning of BCG members, the unbelievably disinterested behavior of Chairwoman Blackwell and the rest of the Education Committee during the reading of the Walter D. Palmer Academy statement. (she even checked her phone for a while there!) It is their very behavior/ reaction, when expected to be listening and learning, that defeats teachers. Then comes Pedro Ramos and he seems almost...paranoid.....this is very disturbing! Can't watch more....Hite's bumbling rumbling...will read upshots in paper?
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on November 26, 2012 11:36 pm
They are talking about making massive cuts and school closures at the same time as they are talking about rapid increase of "high performing seats". Can anyone see the contradiction in these positions. They are mutually exclusive. Council members are speaking about the wonderful test scores at charters. The burying of the bogus way that charters school scores were manipulated was successfully buried for these people with the Thanksgiving holiday.
Submitted by Joe (not verified) on November 27, 2012 12:30 am
Nobody in that room was fooled or tricked. They ALL know the truth but they don't care about justice or fairness. Money Talks...............
Submitted by Annonym. (not verified) on November 27, 2012 5:33 am
Ramos kept the mantra of "high performing seats" live over and over again. He failed to mention the "high performing seats" he gloated over (e.g. AMY Northwest, SAUL, ETC) are all magnet / special admit schools. Of course they are "high performing seats!" What about the students who are not "high performing" and go to neighborhood high schools. They will not magically become "high performing" at magnet schools. The magnet schools will not accept them anyway!

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