Education & Schools
All Boston students deserve an excellent education to achieve their full potential. Councilor Liz Breadon is a tireless advocate for improvements in all Boston Public Schools to prepare our students to succeed in the 21st century economy. She supports universal pre-K for all students. Liz also supports investment in after-school programs and art and music classes. Preparing our young people for an evolving workplace demands access to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) programs and state-of-the-art vocational education, among other educational techniques and curriculum.
The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated inequities in our education system as many students struggled with access to computers, reliable internet, food, and mental health support. To address these issues Liz supported the FY22 City of Boston school budget which funds social workers and family liaisons in every school. Liz also secured funding for a new Winship School Playground and school yard upgrade.
In response to the anticipated closing of the Jackson-Mann School and Community Center in June 2022 Liz obtained a commitment to rebuild a regional state of the art school for the deaf and hard of hearing in Boston. She is working to ensure that the Jackson Mann complex is rebuilt as a state-of-the-art center for education and recreation for the people of Allston-Brighton and Boston. This initiative must be centered on a robust community process that includes all stakeholders in Allston-Brighton.