I look back on my time at CRLS as the most important four years of my education. I was both challenged and affirmed by the talented teachers in that building. I had a great education in and out of those classrooms, learning with and from peers who were social justice warriors, thinkers, and artists. My experience in the Cambridge Public Schools inspired me to champion public education in the years since.
Even so, with the exception of my Pilot School classes at CRLS, I noticed as a student that the cohort of peers in my classes became whiter and wealthier the older I grew.
More than a quarter of a century later, inequity still pervades our school system. My experience as a white girl in our schools was markedly different than my son’s as a Black boy. Across our schools, students of color and students from low-income families have rightfully demanded that we do better.
I am running for School Committee because I know we can and must do better. I am running to partner with students, families and educators on the critical task of providing all children with the academically rigorous, joyful, culturally affirming education they deserve.