This week, Mayor Warren joined forces with Boston City Council President Michelle Wu to write an opinion article in the Boston Globe. The underlying premise of the article was that we need leadership for the MBTA to operate more effectively, not merely better management.
Mayor Warren’s attempt to challenge Governor Baker’s leadership got me thinking: Are our elected officials doing enough to produce results in regard to issues that our local government arguably has significant power over?
For all intents and purposes of today’s blog post, I pose the specific question: What more could be done, if anything, to meaningfully close the achievement gap in Newton? In other words, what should leadership on this issue look like, and why does it matter?
From your perspective and based on your experiences, what is the key to producing meaningful results? Should we put more of an emphasis on social-emotional learning? Do we need universal pre-K or increased access to extracurricular activities? Or is the key for our community to take an entirely different approach?