From today’s Globe:

Nearly half of Boston students fail to graduate from the city’s regular public high schools in four years, according to a new Boston school system report that examines the city’s growing dropout problem.

The 53 percent four-year graduation rate pales in comparison to the state average and even lags behind the average rate of the state’s urban school systems.

That’s amazing.

This is quite a problem.

You would think that, given the many successes we’ve enjoyed in the Commonwealth over the years, given the amount of money that the city has poured into the school system, given the amount of time and effort that hundreds and thousands of parents and teachers and administrators have put into their work, that we would be doing better.

We’ll see what happens, now that Boston has a new schools superintendent on board.

[Superintendent Carol] Johnson and Mayor Thomas M. Menino will discuss the findings today at a community forum sponsored by Freedom House, in the first of a series of meetings over the next two months to seek community input on solutions.

Source: 4-year diploma rate lags in Hub – By Tracy Jan, The Boston Globe

Also: Mayor challenges city, “Judge me by the progress in the Boston public schools” – The Boston Globe

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John Ford
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Over the course of 20 years in the Boston downtown real estate market, John represented and sold numerous, condominiums, investment and development properties in Greater Boston and in the surrounding suburbs

In addition to representing Boston condo buyers and sellers, John is currently one of the most recognized Boston condo blog writers regarding Boston condominiums and residential real estate markets. John's insights and observations about the Boston condo market have been seen in a wide variety of the most established local & national media outlets including; Banker and Tradesman, Boston Magazine The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald and NewsWeek and Fortune magazine, among others.


For over 24 years, John Ford, of Ford Realty Inc., has been actively involved in the real estate industry. He started his career in commercial real estate with a national firm Spaulding & Slye and quickly realized that he had a passion for residential properties. In 1999, John entered the residential real estate market, and in 2000 John Started his own firm Ford Realty Inc. As a broker, his clients have come to love his fun, vivacious, and friendly attitude. He prides himself on bringing honesty and integrity to the entire home buying and selling process. In addition to helping buyers and sellers, he also works with rental clients. Whether you’re looking to purchase a new Boston condo or rent an apartment, you’ll quickly learn why John has a 97% closing rate.


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