While the school board is the only body that can set policy for our public schools, I will advocate that all of our students have access to the resources they need to excel. Recently it was reported that 88% of African American students in San Francisco public schools are failing math proficiency – that cannot continue.
In a city that prides itself on promoting diversity and innovation, we should be applying those same principles in our schools. Not all students learn in the same ways, and I believe we must:
- Implement creative curriculum that encourage students to further develop their strengths.
- Provide assistance in areas where they need a little more support to succeed.
- Promote educational equity and close the opportunity gap.