Letter to School Systems – SS Education Needed

The following is an emailed letter MCSS has sent to school superintendents, assistant superintendents, and school committees throughout the Commonwealth:   To:      Massachusetts School Asst. Superintendents From: Massachusetts Council for the Social Studies (MCSS) Date: August 16, 2012   Dear  ,   It is that time of year again, the most exciting time […]

Continuing a “Dialogue’ with the DESE

In early May I wrote a letter to Commissioner Chester about the state of SS in Massachusetts, and he responded on May 21, directing me to communicate with Julia Phelps and Susan Wheltle at the DESE from that time forward. I then sent Ms. Phelps and Ms. Wheltle the following letter, but have received no […]

Letter from Comm. of Education Mitchell Chester troubling and yet…

I recently submitted a letter to Commissioner Chester and the DESE Board voicing our concern for the state of SS in Massachusetts Schools. He responded stating that he, Education Secretary Reveille, and the Board all support SS and he cited several examples. [both letters are posted on the MCSS website] I can not agree with […]