Ruth is the parent of Janney, Deal, and Wilson graduates. Ruth was elected as the Ward 3 Representative to the DC State Board of Education in 2014.  She is a parent, public school activist, education reformer and policy wonk, and 35-year resident of DC.

On the Board, she has fought for high academic standards; independent data and research to better inform decision making; giving school communities greater discretion over their school budgets; the proper use of funds targeted for at-risk students; anda curriculum rich in social studies, science, and arts—not one narrowed to just the tested subjects of reading and math.

Since then, she has used her bully pulpit to advocate for solutions to Ward 3 school overcrowding and for fair, predictable, transparent funding for Wilson High School, whose budget has repeatedly and wrongly been cut back.

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