Why the fear of new ideas?

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In reference to the Eagle Editorial since when are we so afraid of new ideas? Whether or not my own children will be part of the new public school option being proposed, Housatonic River Charter School, I'll be happy to see our existing schools motivated by the prospect of families, maybe families for whom private school is financially out of the ... Full Story
Mayor McCheese

Hadley, MA

#1 Dec 9, 2009
I've read the entire proposal. I saw nothing innovative. Berkshire Hills and Southern Berkshire both offer vast access to arts, music, etc; far more than most public schools and as much as the proposed charter. Berkshire Hills also uses the campus, Project Sprout (a national model for innovation by the way!) ropes course, access to Monument Mountain and lots of other things incorporated into teaching & learning with an outdoors/environmental bent...and the Middle School may be the most innovative, environmentally advanced school building in the country. The charter option is expensive, redundant and superfluous

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