School board candidates stake out their positions at primary forum
Cap Times, February 6, 2019
Carusi said her years of grassroots organizing have helped inform and prepare her to help narrow the achievement gap.
“It’s one thing to speak broadly about public education. It’s another thing to understand and be able to articulate specific, concrete solutions to help turn around our schools and help close gaps,” Carusi said. “That’s what I bring to the table.”
Madison School Board candidates express mixed feelings on unusual election system
Wisconsin State Journal, February 2, 2019
“Our current system of seven at-large seats isn’t perfect,” said Cris Carusi…. But she said “there are issues with the alternatives, too,” such as the danger that geographically defined districts “might result in board members advocating for the schools where they live, rather than doing what’s best for all of our public schools.”
School Board candidates make their case to the Madison teachers’ union
Cap Times, January 18, 2019
Cris Carusi, a public education advocate who ran unsuccessfully for School Board in 2017, said that the district needs to improve on implementing the Behavior Education Plan, the condition of school buildings and educating all children.
Carusi also said she would “push back against reforms that encourage privatization, diminish teachers and their profession, standardize classroom instruction and encourage teaching to the test.”
Cris Carusi announces run for Madison school board
Cap Times, December 3, 2018
“I am running because I believe I am well-positioned to make good decisions for our schools and community in a challenging political and budgetary climate,” Carusi said in an email to the Cap Times. “I have more than a decade of experience working with people across the district to advocate for just and equitable schools.”