Ben Howe

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Guest Blogger

Co-chair of Excel Academy Charter Schools

Boston, Massachusetts

Ben is co-founder and chief executive officer of AGC Partners. In more than 25 years as an investment banker, Ben has completed more than 300 transactions. Ben began his investment banking career in the mid-‘80s in New York City with First Boston and Smith Barney.

In the mid-‘90s, Ben was the head of technology investment banking for the East Coast and Europe for Montgomery Securities. Prior to founding AGC, Ben served as managing director, head of mergers & acquisitions and executive committee member at SG Cowen Securities.

For his first entrepreneurial endeavor, Ben owned and operated a 45-acre sweet corn farm in Concord, Massachusetts. A certified public accountant, Ben worked at Coopers & Lybrand prior to joining Smith Barney. He currently holds his Series 7, 24, 27, 55, 63, 79 and 87 FINRA licenses. Ben holds a B.A. in Economics from Trinity College and an M.S. in Accounting from The Stern School of Business.

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Posted Nov. 3, 2016
excelacademy

Saving Boston’s Public School Children: Vote ‘Yes’ on Question 2

Education Post does not take a stance on electoral issues, but seeks to amplify the voices of those who support…

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Posted Mar. 22, 2017
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When the Only Real Choice Is Private: My Unlikely Attraction to School Vouchers

I felt that the free education my daughter was getting was just too expensive. I needed to find a school that would start filling her academic gaps while also providing culturally responsive pedagogy.…

By Marilyn Rhames

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Posted Mar. 22, 2017
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Public Dollars Should Pay for Public Schools: That’s Why I Support High-Quality Charter Schools and Not Vouchers

We live in a free country and a parent should have the right to opt out of the public school system. But that parent does not have a right to take with them a proportional share of public education dollars any more than a pacifist can extract his share of defense spending. …

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Mar. 21, 2017
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You Want Parents? This Is What It’s Going to Take to Empower Them in the Fight for Better Schools

Parent organizing ain’t easy. Many organizations have tried to organize parents and communities and have failed. We end up yelling at parents, “Parent involvement is…

By Keri Rodriguez Lorenzo

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