Slate has the article Why a Fight in Massachusetts Over Kindergarten Funding Is Getting Ugly.
State Sen. Eric Lesser, a Democrat from Longmeadow, told me he has received more calls about the kindergarten budget cuts than any other item vetoed. “These were grants that were aimed at enhancing kindergarten access in high-poverty urban areas,” Lesser said. In the city of Springfield alone, he said, “It would represent as much as a million dollars in cuts and require significant layoffs of teachers and paraprofessionals who help so much in the early years.”
Did the people in Massachusetts who chose Charlie Baker to be our governor know what they were getting? I find it hard to imagine that they didn’t know, and I find it hard to imagine what they were thinking.