Newton Teachers Association Endorses Bridget Ray-Canada

The Newton Teachers Association has endorsed Bridget Ray-Canada for the Ward 1 seat on the School Committee.

Bridget Ray-Canada …sees Newton’s educators as a key source of the schools’ excellence. She makes clear that outsourcing is not an effective strategy for financial savings and, even if it were, imposes high “social costs” in terms of “harm to employees, community, schools, and students.” She knows the district must find ways to close the budget gap, but recognizes that “Newton should continue to offer comprehensive health benefits to its employees.” She will make it a priority to work collaboratively with the Newton Teachers Association in negotiations so that the Newton Public Schools can “continue to recruit and retain the best educators” while “being sure the city can sustain the costs long-term.”