School board candidates debate solutions to SF’s achievement gap
By Laura Waxmann / Sept 24, 2018
Alison Collins says addressing race in our schools is necessary to helping African American children succeed in the SF Examiner:
“Collins has worked directly with parents and district leaders to rally for additional resources for schools in underserved communities, including securing $1.9 million for much-needed renovations at a Bayview elementary school.
Collins, who is African American, called for culturally sensitive and implicit bias training for teachers to help marginalized students succeed.
“We need to start talking about race in our schools to make people feel safe and that will also lead to achievement,” she said.”