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SJC judges pose dismissal of 27,000 tainted drunk driving convictions

THERE IS NO QUESTION that for years, state breathalyzer tests were not certified correctly, and Massachusetts’ Office of Alcohol Testing acted egregiously when it withheld evidence about failed calibrations of breathalyzers. But what happens to all those drunk driving cases where breathalyzer evidence was used?  The Supreme Judicial Court on Wednesday heard arguments in a […]

Posted inEducation

Poll finds Boston teachers open to lessons on race, sexism

BOSTON PUBLIC SCHOOL teachers believe issues of race and racism should be taught in public schools, particularly in the older grades, according to a survey conducted by Educators For Excellence, a national teacher-led organizing group. The survey of 110 Boston teachers, sponsored by the Barr Foundation, includes a number of revealing details about the position […]