People love our city because of its culture and our schools must nurture our culture not eradicate it. Culture is the conduit for change. Our songs, poems, art all lead in our change. During this unique time in our history with COVID-19 changing our educational landscape, we must have school board policies that prioritize our songs, our poems, our art, ie- Our Culture within our schools.
We need a system that engages our culture bearers in its policy framework.
Example of policy: During contract negotiations between charters and NolaSchools, assess cultural prioritization of the application (including integration of culture bearers into school design) following an OPSB policy mandate for contracting.