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.
Mayor tom Menino
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TWO QS ON SCHOOLS: DOMINGOS DAROSA: (BOSTON CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE, AT-LARGE)
"These things aren’t happening. Why? Because one department won’t work with the next department."
TWO QS ON SCHOOLS: MARK CIOMMO (BOSTON CITY COUNCILOR + CANDIDATE, D9)
"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."
TWO QS ON SCHOOLS: ERICA TRITTA (BOSTON CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE, D2)
"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."
TWO QS ON SCHOOLS: RUFUS FAULK (BOSTON CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE, D7)
"We’re leaving the education of our children to BPS when it should be a citywide initiative."
TWO QS ON SCHOOLS: LYDIA EDWARDS (BOSTON CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE, D1)
"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."
TWO QS ON SCHOOLS: JOSEPH WILEY (BOSTON MAYORAL CANDIDATE)
"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."