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Advocacy for Quality, Equity, and Transparency Within the Boston Public Schools System

Boston City Council Candidate Questionnaire on Education

September 14, 2019

The Boston Coalition for Education Equity (of which QUEST is a part) conducted a survey of City Council candidates on important education issues. 29 of 43 candidates responded to questions, including school funding, an elected School Committee, exam school admissions and pro-charter influences. Responses are here!

Please see this article from Schoolyard News for a summary of the results.

Current issues QUEST is focused on:

Facilities, Resources and School Closings

Quality education requires a commitment by the school district to the efficient, sustained, and equitable use of resources.

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Privatization of Education

Public education, including its physical facilities, is a public good that should be under community control.

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Student Assignment

All students should have equitable access to quality school options through a transparent and accessible system of school assignment.

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QUEST (Quality Education for Every Student) is a volunteer grassroots organization of parents with children in Boston Public Schools. Founded in 2012, the group initially came together over concerns about the inequities of proposed changes to the BPS assignment system. We continue to ask how education policies and practices can help to dismantle past oppression, increase opportunity, and provide greater access to quality education for all.

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