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.
The city will lose approximately $14 million in direct costs out of it $575 million budget if President-elect Donald Trump follows through on a threat to strip sanctuary cities of federal funds, but conversation Monday was of bolstering commitments despite the cost.
We on the coasts scratch our head why Donald Trump won the presidency, slow to realize the cold sting of disenfranchisement as a powerful motivator. Here are seven films that delve into the psyche of the dislocated white male.
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!”
Reports of post-election hate crimes are proliferating, but police have received only one formal complaint. In it, an elderly woman said she was hit by masked men invoking the name of Trump, while two other incidents involved people of color being accosted.
People interested in serving on the Cambridge Human Rights Commission are asked to send letters of interest, a résumé and list of applicable experience by mail, fax or email by Dec. 2.
People interested in serving on the Cambridge Human Rights Commission are asked to send letters of interest, a résumé and list of applicable experience by mail, fax or email by Oct. 28.
The City Council failed to produce a recommendation on an increase in affordable housing at its meeting Tuesday, keeping the matter in committee. The meeting was to be the fifth and final hearing on a proposed increase, but ended without a firm conclusion.
Four Black Lives Matter Cambridge protesters chained themselves to the front door of City Hall at 5:40 a.m. Wednesday, kicking off a nine-hour demonstration to protest the lack of affordable housing that ended with their arrests.
A Black Lives Matter rally planned for Thursday will focus not just on violence to people of color nationwide, but on the gentrification of Cambridge and stubborn achievement gap in city schools.