This petition popped up over the weekend after news broke that Richmond, Va. Public Schools Superintendent Dana Bedden is a finalist for superintendent of Boston Public Schools.
As a former School Board member, RPS parent and Richmond citizen for the past 32 years, I urge everyone who cares about the future of public education in Richmond to please click on the chalkboard below and sign the petition.
Bedden has spent the last year putting together an ace team that is poised to bring much needed academic and financial reform to our schools. Please sign this petition and let Bedden, his team and the reform-minded members of this School Board know we support them and are ready for the change Bedden's leadership can bring to our schools.
~ Carol A.O. Wolf
Dear Dr. Bedden,
As a broad consortium of business, non-profit and community leaders, we are writing to express our unified hope that you remain in your role as Superintendent of Richmond City Public Schools.
The challenges you have faced since you began your tenure here have been great. No doubt there are many trials that have transpired out of public view. But we want you to know that we support the change you have led, and we thank you for your strong, courageous leadership in the face of the innumerable challenges.
We appreciate the team you have recruited, the risks you have taken, the vision you have cast and the strategic plan you have charted.
We believe that though it will take time for enduring change and stability to transpire, we are convinced that you are the leader our city needs to make it happen.
We stand behind you and we stand with you. We believe that this is a challenge worth your engagement for the long term.
We’re better with you, Dr. Bedden!