A mother’s journey through the public school selection process in Boston
Monday, October 19, 2009
Urban education and the mayoral election
Half of registered Boston voters surveyed by the Boston Globe said they would consider moving out of the city to send their children to public school in another town, according to a poll about the mayoral race. I guess this isn't entirely surprising, but I wish people would actually visit the schools and not just go on reputation.
In another question, registered voters were asked to rate the quality of education provided by Boston Public Schools:
6% said excellent
21% said good
31% said fair
17% said poor
12% said very poor
13% said they didn't know
A recent Globe op-ed piece by Jim Stergios and Liam Day called education the biggest issue of this mayoral election. I'm sure it will be a topic of discussion in tonight's debate between Mayor Tom Menino and challenger Michael Flaherty, which will be broadcast on NECN, WGBH (Channel 2) and WBUR at 7:00.