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Race for Rochester City School Board: Candidate Andria Bryant

June 20, 2019 07:33 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Next Tuesday is Primary Day in New York. News10NBC is highlighting the race for Rochester City School Board because it's important. The city school district is still struggling with graduation rates and facing a possible state takeover.

Each day this week, we have highlighted two school board candidates and their platform so you can make an informed decision on June 25.

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Andria Bryant is a parent, grandparent, childcare provider and activist.

"I've been doing activist work in the community for some years now, and we also are doing work with the school board on the REAL [Racial Equity Advocacy Leadership] team," she said.

Bryant says she has already been meeting with the community and parents talking about racism and equity in local schools.

"Well, we would want to start with organizing the community," Bryant said. "Parents, teachers, students, activist, you name it, and anyone who wants to be involved and has a passion for our children and understands the sense of urgency and need for a change in the community."

Bryant would like to allow parents and the community to have more input.

"Trying to make it an equal level, if you will, between the powers that be and the community so that the community has more of an input and, in that way, we'll have more of a better turn out for our children."

Bryant says she's against state control of city schools. 

"I understand that the mayor sees a sense of urgency but, you know, you don't need the state," Bryant said. "You need the slate." 

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