But former governor William Weld and one-time Senate president Tom Birmingham — and, with less noble intentions, Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker — are overreacting when they voice displeasure. Their reform was a major accomplishment, but not an engraved tablet, too perfect for amendment.
All of these changes raised the state's Race to the Top score from 411 in the first round to 471 — and from 13th overall to first among the second-round applicants.
That means a huge influx of funds — but more important, it means a better education for our children. That's a win-win that deserves public recognition.
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