We could have pulled off better return to school with talk that was less about vilification and fear
With the first week of school now in the books, I’d like to look back at how our city thought about, talked about and made decisions about how to do school this fall. I write this not knowing what the “right” decisions might have been. Instead, I write this with great sorrow about the process.
I have a difficult time believing that one can hold racist ideals and not have them affect their job. This makes it all the more important that we send a clear message that we will not tolerate discrimination, especially from those who have the authority to detain and arrest people.
We have no excuse for failing to plan better around reopening schools and virtual learning than we did for the fast closing of schools in the spring, which left many kids behind.
Have Massachusetts (or any state) officials gamed out what they would do if Trump refuses to accept the results of the November election or unilaterally deems them invalid?
The responsibility of educating and supporting our students with a safe school reopening does not fall just to the School Committee and our educators. It’s the responsibility of the entire Cambridge community to provide a safe environment.
Do we really need a three-story addition atop a historic building for a “boutique hotel” in Central Square? Have you noticed the increasing number of homeless people who are seeking refuge and shelter in Central Square? How does this project address the urgent need for affordable housing?
It is up to us – Massachusetts residents – to put pressure on Raytheon to end its involvement in Yemen, putting an end to the war there and stopping the deadly spread of the virus in its tracks.
If President Donald Trump really wants to help the Maine fishing industry, dismantling environmental protections on almost 5,000 square miles of ocean floor off the East Coast isn’t going to do it.
Many of us view President Donald Trump’s rally Saturday in Tulsa, Oklahoma, as an incredibly irresponsible, selfish and extraordinarily dangerous potential super Covid-19 spreader. But many liberal, educated Cambridge residents are behaving little differently by not wearing masks or distancing.