MEDIA & ENDORSEMENTS
“David Weinstein, a Cambridge School Committee member, said the MCAS scores were only one measure of how students are doing in his city. Emotional and social health, he said, are important, too, and he worries about how students from disadvantaged groups are faring. …Weinstein said the district must work to continue to close opportunity and achievement gaps between students from different racial and socioeconomic backgrounds. ‘It’s really great to see the results of the work we’ve been doing — and we’re not satisfied.’”
"'This will now be consistent across the entire district, so we can also better ensure that all kids in Cambridge have the same kind of preparation and sequencing for math by the time they get to eighth grade,' Weinstein said. '...I think we can have more consistency in the way math instruction is happening.”
"Weinstein said the district’s plan to expand Algebra 1 education to all eighth grade students will set 'a high floor for our students,' which will involve 'supporting them to get there.'
'I and others on the committee are really committed to seeing this through, and seeing this through in a way that is consistent with our equity and anti-racism commitments,' Weinstein said."
"School Committee member David Weinstein described to the Register Forum, 'I am proud that we as a district made this commitment and are leading on this. In practice, we are falling short of that commitment, though not through any intention.' The Cambridge School Committee plans to update its current policy on menstrual health in order to ensure that products are accessible in a gender-inclusive, clear, and equitable way."
Following up on concerns raised by a student journalist in this article, and working in collaboration with Student School Committee Members and School Committee colleagues Vice Chair Rachel and Member Hunter, David drafted an updated menstrual equity policy that encompasses gender inclusivity, greater accessibility, and better communication. This was passed by the full School Committee.
“'I think this really shows the power of an inclusive curriculum,' Weinstein added. 'You certainly can’t understand American history if you don’t understand Black history — you can’t understand world history if you don’t understand Black history.'”
“'We see you. We have your back. We’re a community of allies,' said School Committee Member David Weinstein during a meeting on March 7th. In light of the recent antisemitic incident, committee members decided that an update to Cambridge Public School’s hate policy was necessary. This update was unanimously adopted."
"David Weinstein, a Cambridge School Committee member, attended as well, getting a chance to meet or reconnect with neighbors. 'I deeply appreciate that the Ethiopian community has welcomed me to events such as this one,' he said. 'I want every community in Cambridge to know that their hopes, concerns, questions and ideas are important to our public schools. We’re fortunate to have a large and active Ethiopian community in the Cambridge Public Schools, and events like this help us build important relationships and understanding – while we enjoy great food, great music and family activities.'"
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Endorsements & Testimonials
Massachusetts State Representative
“David brings an equity and anti-racist lens to his role on the School Committee, and he recognizes that supporting our youth requires a team effort in our community. We need David’s considerable knowledge and expertise as a public school educator and his steadfast commitment to children and families.”
Cambridge City Councilor
“I respect David. I know what his priorities are. I know what his approach is. Giving back to the city by providing a direct response for children is his number one priority. David has my #1 vote for School Committee.”
Parent (Tobin Elementary School)
& Coordinator of the Cambridge Advanced Learning Association:
“After years of advocating for a return to 8th grade Algebra 1, David was the first local leader to truly engage on the issue and figure out a practical path to make this happen. As a longtime advocate of academic challenge and a more equitable process for all students, I've really enjoyed working with David.”
Parent (Rindge Avenue Upper School & Cambridge Rindge and Latin School):
“I appreciate David Weinstein because he is approachable and demonstrates an equity focus in his words and actions. His sympathetic ear reduces the barriers to community members voicing their concerns and ideas, helping us all work toward a school system that works for every child.”
David’s Candidate Statement for Cambridge Community TV
David’s conversation with Jimmy Tingle
David speaking about Algebra at August 8, 2023 School Committee Meeting
David speaking about antisemitic graffiti and other hate-related incidents at March 7, 2023 School Committee Meeting
David and Student Members Grace Clemente and Adelina Escamilla-Salomon speaking about menstrual equity at
March 21, 2023 School Committee meeting