“Recently, the San Francisco Board of Education approved an equity resolution that established a committee focused on creating inclusive curriculum. This could include lessons about black American mathematicians and women in computer science — or about the newest use of a very old part of speech.
“Sometimes it’s not just the splashy, controversial things we do to move education forward. More often it’s the slower, determined everyday work that make historic changes for our students.
“In effect, we have certain charters in our district that we didn’t agree on and they did not meet our standard and yet we have to house them in our buildings,” Collins said. “Charters are circumventing local control. We have very little power over fixing things and holding them accountable.”
“Collins said that efforts to articulate and expand an equity and social justice-based ethnic studies curriculum — which is currently offered as a series of elective courses at the ninth grade level only — have been underway in recent years, but lack the resources, “operational structures and mechanisms” for implementation…
by Alison Collins on July 26, 2019 on Medium “By now, you’ve probably heard something about the SF School Board’s historic decision to remove the offensive murals at Washington High School.
by Alison Collins on May 30, 2019 on Medium Last night we, Commissioners Lopez and Collins, presented a resolution to increase arts learning and access in SFUSD. This resolution would provide a
“Regardless of whoever wins, I’m excited to be doing the work, we’ve been campaigning for a long time and I want to get busy and create change in schools,” said Collins, who watched the results at an event hosted by the San Francisco Democratic Party in the South of Market neighborhood. “I’m going to keep doing it whether I do it on the board or in another capacity.”
By Examiner Staff / Oct 7, 2018 Here’s what the SF Examiner had to say about Alison Collins: “Alison Collins is an educator and community organizer with lengthy experience working on funding
By Noah Arroyo / Oct 3, 2018 Alison Collins says addressing race in our schools is necessary to addressing the achievement/opportunity gap for African American students SF Public Press: “Alison Collins, a former
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