The Backpack

Welcome to The Backpack

Periodically, Citizens for Public Schools will post new editions of The Backpack!

CPS’s mission is to promote, preserve and protect public schools and public education. We formed in the spring of 1982 to oppose a Massachusetts ballot question seeking to divert public tax dollars to private parochial schools. Since then, we have broadened our focus to include a range of issues affecting public education in Massachusetts, including school finance, high-stakes testing, charter schools and re-segregation.

Summer 2010 Edition The Backpack! [PDF]