Commentaries

Find more information about commentaries in the NEPR FAQ. Email submissions to our commentary editor at commentaries@nepr.net.

Ways to Connect

Making Massachusetts Schools Fairer

Dec 20, 2018
A student works on math.
Masslive / masslive.com/photos

We in Massachusetts need to address an issue that for decades has compromised our standing as an educational leader. Despite the strides we’ve made, our education system is not properly serving all our students.

A view from Mt. Greylock in western Massachusetts.
Charlie Kellogg / Creative Commons / flickr.com/photos/papa_charliegeorge

Standing on top of Mt. Holyoke, I can see Mt. Greylock to the west, and Mt. Monadnock to the north.

Western New England University in Springfield, Massachusetts. Commentator Robert Chipkin recently noticed that students, staff and faculty there often hold doors open for each other.
Bpayne4001 / Creative Commons


Early in the morning or late at night, even in the most crowded times between classes, it is nearly impossible to approach an entranceway without someone holding the door open to let a nearby someone in.

Springfield Cemetery
Michael Carolan / Courtesy Michael Carolan

A household name across the country, Josiah Gilbert Holland sold over a half-million copies of his books in his lifetime.

Poppies.
Andy Powell / Creative Commons / flickr.com/photos/andypowe11

The Armistice ended what was called the Great War, or the War to End All Wars. The latter name didn’t stick. The war was eventually renamed World War I.

Pages