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about the late Bill Densmore [Sr.], please click: HERE.

  • VIEW a memorial prepared by WPI
  • Interment, Aug. 4, 2013
  • During a period of service on the Massachusetts State Board of Education, Bill Densmore was quoted in a July 25, 1973 Boston Herald American story about state plans to focus on four "major concerns" for public education: reading and writing, acquiring skills, teaching special-needs children and using physical facilities to their highest potential.

    Bill thought something was missing: "I disagree that the major concerns are reading and writing," he said, pointing out previous studies had shown otherwise. "This looks like a move back to traditional education. What about cultural skills, inter-personal skills, community and school participation? This shows that all these things are down the drain."

    The board then voted to add those as a fifth major concern, the article noted.