Ayla Gavins is the Principal of Mission Hill K-8 School in Boston, MA.
From the mission statement of Mission Hill School: The task of public education is to help parents raise youngsters who will maintain and nurture the best habits of a democratic society be smart, caring, strong, resilient, imaginative and thoughtful. It aims at producing youngsters who can live productive, socially useful and personally satisfying lives, while also respecting the rights of all others. The school, as we see it, will help strengthen our commitment to diversity, equity and mutual respect.
As part of our 2013 Education Justice Listening Project we interviewed educators, students, parents and organizers about what’s the best path forward for improving public education. In this clip, Ayla helps us understand how education is resourced and explains this to us using her drawing of the current state of public education.