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Today’s Lowell Sun’s excellent editorial “Cassin’s kingdom” followed a series of articles on life at the Greater Lowell Technical High School. For far too long , too many of us were not paying attention but when a candidate for the (GLTHS) School Committee, Fred Bahou, challenged the status quo, things began to unravel.
As the Sun’s editorial states:
“Superintendent James Cassin recently received an exceptional performance evaluation from the School Committee, yet there are ongoing issues of teachers working without certification, different standards enforced for different employees, bloated salaries and continuing allegations of nepotism and cronyism.”
Here are the links to the articles which detail these charges:
A nod should go to Lowell Sun reporter Erin Smith who did the investigation and wrote these articles.
As they say, shine a little light and you see what happens? I believe that even with Cassin retired by the fall of 2011, all of these issues, especially Superintendent Cassin’s outrageous salary, will be resurrected during the election. If this kind of behavior does not prompt us to bring about a change, nothing will.
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