Public education in Massachusetts is at a crossroads with the Covid-19 crisis shutting down schools, while highlighting and exacerbating drastic racial disparities driven by inequitable funding, high stakes testing, harsh school discipline, and school privatization schemes. What resources are needed for a just recovery in K-12 public education? Where can these resources come from? What will a just recovery in public education look like, one that focuses on the holistic health and wellness needs of students, teachers and families, not standardized testing?
Panelists will include Lisa Guisbond, Executive Director of Citizens for Public Schools; Merrie Najimy, President of the Massachusetts Teachers Association; Zac Bears, Executive Director of PHENOM, the Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts; Suzie McGlone, Boston Public School teacher.
Part of the Fund Healthcare Not Warfare webinar series