Tell BPS' Next Superintendent to Close the Literacy Gap
With the resignation of Superintendent Tommy Chang and BPS being sued for allegedly providing a student’s information to immigration officials , the school board has an opportunity to restore the community’s confidence in a district currently plagued with conflict and failing student outcomes, with approximately 70% of students of color unable to read at grade level.
The appointment of Laura Perille, head of the education nonprofit EdVestors as the Interim Superintendent, has caused resentment from the community due to the five day selection process.
As the school board and Mayor Walsh move forward to select a permanent superintendent, we need an inclusive and transparent process. We need a new leader who will provide all BPS students the quality education they deserve.
We need a superintendent who understands the complexities of educating 55,843+ diverse students, relentlessly works to close the literacy gap across racial lines, respects the views of 10,255 women and men who work in and out of the classroom, and builds a “culture of we” that is embraced by students, staff and community.