City-council candidates on schools

The Dig posts interviews with 25 of the people running for district and at-large council seats on school issues.

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Tough Choice in District 7

Jose Lopez and Angie Camacho seem to give the best answers here, though both a bit long winded. I'm a bit suspect of Kim Janey for her past public strong support for charter schools and her current private support for them, not to mention her ties to gentrification in Roxbury. Deeqo Jibril is also a bit suspect since DFER (hedge fund ant-public school org) has contributed to her campaign.

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Vote! Tuesday 26 September 2017 boston.gov/departments/election

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Vote! Tuesday 26 September 2017 http://boston.gov/departments/election

District One 1 Boston City Council Candidates https://twitter.com/sunshineboston/status/909109539865350144 East Boston, Charlestown, North End/Waterfront, Harbor Islands are a part of District 3, except Deer Island, which is part of District 1.

District Two 2 Boston City Council Candidates https://twitter.com/sunshineboston/status/909199407924568065 City Hall/Beacon Hill/Islands, Chinatown, South Boston, South End, Harbor Islands are a part of District 3 except Deer Island which is part of District 1

District Seven 7 Boston City Council Candidates https://twitter.com/sunshineboston/status/909110881027596289 and https://twitter.com/sunshineboston/status/909634700221861889 Blue Hill Avenue, Columbia Road, Dorchester, Dudley, Fenway, Roxbury, South End.

District Nine 9 Boston City Council Candidates https://twitter.com/sunshineboston/status/909112083618263040 Allston, Brighton, Brighton Center, Faneuil, Lower Allston, Oak Square, Union Square.
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A bit more background on the videos

I'd like to thank Chris Faraone and DigBoston for teaming up with me on this project. We both felt like this is more the type of journalism we and the citizens would like to see. We contacted all the candidates for Mayor and the contested city council races and gave them the 2 questions in advance and gave the candidates all the time they wanted or needed to answer the questions in as much or as little detail as they wanted. We asked no follow up or 'gotcha' questions and posted the interviews uncut.

I'd like to thank all the candidates for their time, the ones that came were pleasant, engaging and informative. We often spent more time talking more about other issues and the schools off camera. I'd like to particularly thank Mark Ciommo, the first incumbent to respond to us and sit down for an interview. In addition, we'd like to thank Ayanna Pressley, Annissa Essaibi George and Tito Jackson, all elected officials who came and sat with us.

Michael Flaherty, Michelle Wu (who I believe was having a baby and thus a wonderful excuse), and Josh Zakim never responded to us. Kim Janey also did not come.

I would like to think that this is the type of journalism that informed citizens would appreciate. I financed this out of my own pocket (not nearly as deep as the Herald or Globe who haven't bothered to interview the candidates) and again thank DigBoston for using their platforms to publicize it.

I apologize for the bad curtains in the background of my room!

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Wait something's wrong with your post.

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It's in English, instead of your usual 3rd grade reading level, Bumble Bee Man from The Simpsons style of Spanish.

¿Qué pasó, Payaso?

PS Best of luck in the election. Buena suerte.

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Excellent question

When I ask the candidates this question they always have their kids in some of the best schools in the city. The Josiah Quincy and the Eliott right now for example two of the politicians have their kids in those schools. Boston Latin of course at least one of them has their kid in that school.

I made this point when I was running for Mayor. Councilors Flaherty and Yoon both had their children in their first choice of schools and Mayor Menino's grandchildren were in their first choices as well.

What are the odds?

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Better question

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How many candidates have school age kids?

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