Public education advocates were in good company in the Gardner Auditorium at the State House this past Monday, March 7. The Joint Committee on Education held a public hearing
on seven bills, including two in response to ballot initiatives (the charter cap lift and repeal of Common Core), one on summer learning, one on mental health education in high schools, and three others. I'd prepared testimony in opposition to the charter cap lift (written
). News cameras in Gardner, reporters getting interviews with Mayor Walsh and Councillor Tito Jackson before they came forward to give their testimony on the charter cap lift.