Candidates running for the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board of Education Answered questions for an article published in the Chapel Hill News. Here are their full answers to those and other questions.
1. What do you propose the school district do to close the achievement gap?
For far too long, we have said this is a priority without actually making changes that could close our gaps. There is no single effort that will magically close them, but one thing we can and should do is have a full-time “gap czar” in the administration who would push for the changes needed to make substantial progress and be held accountable if we don’t. If this truly is our priority, we need accountability and clear resources applied in Lincoln Center. This person will be able to research and share ideas that work in our schools to close the gap.