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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"These things aren’t happening. Why? Because one department won’t work with the next department."
"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."
"We’re leaving the education of our children to BPS when it should be a citywide initiative."
"I don’t know that there’s a grading system you can give because the schools vary so much, and my concern about standardized assessment of all the schools in general is that they don’t account for all of the differences the schools have."
"The politicians that I admire the most have entered office with specific goals in mind. There are issues they wanted to confront and attack, and those were their main focus."
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