While both candidates have positioned themselves as the best choice for addressing racism in a city that is 53 percent people of color, their outlooks on related issues and strategies regarding how to fix things differ substantially.
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They poison our Facebook and Twitter feeds, struggling to channel their emotions and be heard. But while they’re willing to piss into the bottomless rhetorical ocean that is social media, they’re not willing to pull the singular lever that has measurable impact. Imagine the nerve.
We really did sit down with 27 candidates for Boston City Council—from at-large contenders to those trying for district seats—to ask about Boston Public Schools.
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"There is a sense in which we understand that resistance to Trump needs to be rooted in resistance against a neoliberal economic and political system that is rotten at every level."
"These things aren’t happening. Why? Because one department won’t work with the next department."
"One of the best things we have done as a school system in recent years is go to what we call a weighted student formula, which gives weight to young people who have vulnerable circumstances in their life, whether it’s poverty, whether it’s disability, it could be autism."
"It’s difficult to know how much the schools need, but I’d like to say as much as possible. Children need to be able to access education."