Local elected officials and civic leaders interviewed by the Banner expressed optimism that the incoming administration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will help alleviate the divisive dynamics that have come to characterize American politics and civic life over the last four years and rebuild confidence in the country’s democracy.
Merrie Najimy, president of the Massachusetts Teachers Association
“We expect the Biden-Harris administration to attack inequities in education caused by structural racism and historic disinvestment that have left too many students of color and low-income students behind. That includes fighting for more funding for schools in high-need communities, promoting the hiring of educators who reflect our student demographics and supporting the transformation of curriculum that lifts up and affirms the complex identities of our students. We also expect they will support making public higher education more affordable while also dismantling the Trump-DeVos school and college privatization agenda.”
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