Ed Chief Pushed for Plan He Says Superintendents Favor
The commonwealth's commissioner of education may be overselling the grassroots desire to return to in-person instruction in comments he made earlier this week.
On Tuesday, Commissioner Jeffrey Riley told the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce that a "vast majority" of Massachusetts school superintendents favor hybrid or in-person models of instruction.
The remark was reported by the State House News Service consortium and Commonwealth Magazine, a Boston-based non-profit.
Riley appeared to be basing that comment on the initial plans districts were required to submit to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
But while Riley now trumpets what he characterizes as the preferences of superintendents, last month he was the one signaling to superintendents that they emphasize in-person instruction in their return plans.
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