Recent Statement to the Community

Recent Statement to the Community

For four years, it has been an honor to serve on the Cambridge School Committee.  I’ve appreciated the opportunity to bring attention to critical issues that include chronic absenteeism, troubling differences in math achievement by race and income, low college completion rates for students of color, suspension of K-2nd graders, inadequate classroom staffing, poorly maintained buildings, and the disproportionate enrollment of boys of color in Special Education. I care deeply about making progress on these challenges. It is clear, however, that I cannot continue to be effective in my current role. I accept responsibility for my mistakes and I am sorry for the pain they caused. I appreciate that the voters recently gave me a third term. However, I have decided not to serve it, and will not take my seat on the Committee in January. 

Emily Dexter



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