Ok, so my last name is Sherlock, and with a title like "The dog that didn't bark in Brockton", I'll admit that the article caught my eye.
That it was also about the DESE district review process got to me read it.
That it steps through a serious argument that highlights the dysfunction among the various agencies of MA government responsible for "education", makes this a worthy read.
"So it was that I was interested to read an article that the Brockton Public Schools District Review Report was out (three weeks ago: I am behind!) from the Department's pre-pandemic visit in early March.
Brockton, of course, is the fourth largest school district in Massachusetts and home of the plaintiffs of both the McDuffy and the Hancock legal decisions. When it comes to gaps in school funding, thus, Brockton is a kind of ground zero. Brockton also was the nationally lauded district for closing the achievement gap without becoming a "drill and kill" sort of school system. What happens when those two things are true of the same system, decades or so on?"
Continue reading Tracy's article online
Franklin is not listed as having a recent DESE review published (Franklin County is but we all know that is not us). https://www.doe.mass.edu/accountability/district-review/
I do have in the archives a "Coordinated Program Review" being announced in Oct 2015. https://www.franklinmatters.org/2015/10/department-of-education-review-to-be.html
I also have in the archives note of a DESE visit in Dec 2009 for a 'fiscal review' https://www.franklinmatters.org/2010/05/fm-68-week-ending-51610.html and here https://www.franklinmatters.org/2010/01/fm-54-week-ending-11710.html
|From the 2018 "Tale of Four Cities" presentation|
You are reading correctly that it is a 414 teacher gap.