A while back, I posted something written by a Boston blogger warning that Mayor Marty Walsh would close 36 Boston public schools and expand the number of charters.


After a back and forth, the mayor’s spokesperson said he did not plan to close 36 schools. This left open the question of whether he planned to close 35 schools or 37 or 29 or 40.


Now, the Boston Globe has published a story that the Mayor did meet with the Boston Compact, funded by the Gates Foundation to advocate for more charters.


Thus far, it appears that Mayor Walsh is doing, as Esquire blogger Charles Pierce said, “a full Scott Walker,” moving forward on a position he repudiated when he ran for office.