Barbara Madeloni: "As I have traveled the state listening to our members this fall, I am moved by the simplicity of what we ask: well-resourced schools in every community; a commitment to teaching the whole child; freedom to teach to the beautiful diversity of our student populations; autonomy to do our jobs; respect for our expertise; and the time to do our jobs well - free from fear, unhelpful mandates and threats of job loss and school takeovers." Barbara's full testimony is here.
|Carlos Rojas Alvarez|
Tracy Novick: "I hope you will listen to school committee members describe meeting increased need with decreasing resources; we are well beyond the point of 'doing more with less.' I hope you will hear us clearly when we tell you that what our schools DO and the growth our students show is more than a 'technicality' or a political game. Stay strong on student growth, or just fess up and start ranking us by parental income and education level. It would be more honest. I hope that you will each make a point of listening, not only to those who can afford to come before you at 8:30 on Tuesday morning in Malden, but to so many who cannot." Full testimony is here.