We, as a district, are not serious about closing the achievement gap. Teachers are serious, the staff are serious, every one of our officials, administrators, faculty and staff is serious – but our systemic actions are not serious.
City councillors should reject a proposal they’ll see Monday to wipe out 34 items awaiting action from the city manager and city staff.
This presidential election didn’t reflect the America I love nor the values with which I was raised. But I’m not moving to Canada. I’m staying right here and fighting for the progressive values that I have always fought for.
Last week, those of us worried about Trump’s election were told “Don’t worry; Trump didn’t mean all those racist things he said while campaigning!” Now it’s “Don’t worry; Trump won’t listen to the white nationalist whom he named White House chief strategist!”
I drive. I don’t bike. Although I have voted in favor of every bike safety plan except one, I won’t claim to be the “bicycle councillor.” I won’t claim to be a bicycle expert. I admit that I’m arriving late to the discussion – but I have arrived.
Here’s a deal for members of the U.S. Electoral College who will soon cast a vote for either Republican Donald Trump or Democrat Hillary Clinton to lead the country for the next four years.
Tuesday’s election results didn’t just upset the plans of Democrats and progressives.
Allowing parents of excluded 4-year-olds to enroll this winter in district schools with empty junior kindergarten and kindergarten seats will show Cambridge wants to be a city that’s affordable for low- and-moderate income families.
As committed educators in the Cambridge Public Schools, we ask you to vote no on Question 2 on Nov. 8. Some of the many reasons the $11.5 million being diverted from the city to charter schools, and the possibility of 12 new charter schools per year in perpetuity.
Whether – and if so, how – the charter school cap needs to be lifted should be decided via the legislative process, not a referendum. A no vote on Question 2 will send this question back to the State House.