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. . . There is much more than MCAS to discuss when it comes to CPS . . .
Tone down the MCAS rhetoric
The 25 September Chronicle headline "We're Better Than Lynn" was certainly dramatic. Combined with the use of "wallow" in only slightly smaller text, I am sure many parents were ready to run to private school before they even read the article.
At a time when parents, especially the ones who have the option of moving out of town or shifting to private schools, are increasingly angst-ridden over the upcoming grammar school reorganization, headlines such as the one noted above do little to further productive public discussion of the Cambridge Public School system.
I hope the Chronicle will tone down the rhetoric of its headlines on an issue as important as public education. I also hope the Chronicle, and the Cambridge Public School system, will do a better job of getting other aspects of the schools on the front page every week. Whether its the impacts of the new controlled-choice system, the success of various clubs and teams or follow-ups on how many of last year's graduating football champions went on to college, there is much more than MCAS to discuss when it comes to CPS.