Catherine Valdez, Spanish teacher at The Academy at Charlemont, and her students, Lila Goleman, Leni Sperry-Fromm and Isadora Brenizer, visited the NEPR studios for Tertulia. They spoke about their school and read poetry, all in Spanish!
Deerfield Academy had an all-male student body until about three decades ago. Questions linger about how female students, and even faculty members, are treated at the private western Massachusetts boarding school.
We in Massachusetts need to address an issue that for decades has compromised our standing as an educational leader. Despite the strides we’ve made, our education system is not properly serving all our students.