A longtime cambridge resident, Paul Toner lives in the home of his great-grandfather. He is a graduate of Cambridge's Matignon High School, as well as BU, UMass Boston, and Suffolk university.
Paul Toner has not run for City Council before. He was vice president and then president of the Massachusetts Teachers Association from 2006 until 2014, and was president of the Cambridge Teachers Association from 2001-2006. Prior to being in leadership, he was a 7th and 8th grade teacher from 1993 to 2001 at the Harrington Elementary School in Cambridge.
Currently, he is an Executive Director at Teach Plus, a non-profit focused on training teachers to lead to education policy and a supporter of teacher and student evaluation systems. He is also an education consultant and a member of the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education.
My top priority is bringing civil discourse back to local government.
How much housing can we and do we want to tolerate...
The City has been experimenting with variations of bicycle paths with very mixed reviews. I want to take the time to engage more people in the conversation... before committing to specific forms of bike lanes, and mandated benchmarks.
CCTV, Diego Lasarte.
Paul Toner, Candidate for City Council.
Cambridge Community Television .
Episode 4: Who are the new generation?.
Backyard Cambridge (Podcast) Oct. 26, 2017.
Surprising many, district public schools will switch to controversial PARCC test.
Cambridge Day Dec. 18, 2015. Excerpt
New teachers union chief is unapologetically adversarial.
The Boston Globe June 6, 2014. Excerpt
GUEST COLUMN: Working to keep city’s values, economy strong.
Wicked Local Cambridge Oct. 17, 2017. Excerpt
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