Too early to be thinking about back-to-school? Not for the Boston Coalition for Education Equity!!
This summer, we’ve been thinking about the enormous field of candidates for the upcoming Boston City Council Election and the important changes that a new city council could bring to public education in Boston.
With so many seats open and such a broad array of candidates the 2019, elections present a unique opportunity to make public education in Boston more effective and more equitable. So, it’s more important than ever that we know where the people we elect to represent us on City Council will stand on education issues.
With the preliminary election happening on September 24, parents and education advocates have some summer reading to do! Learning about which council candidates will be the best picks to advance equity in BPS is important to all of us, but what are the key questions and where can we find answers for all of the candidates? They do not make Cliff notes for this. So what’s an education voter to do?
The Boston Coalition for Education Equity has got you covered!
To empower Boston’s education voters, BCEE will develop and distribute a Candidate Questionnaire to all candidates for District and At-Large City Council seats on the ballot in Boston in 2019. We’ll collect and share candidates’ positions regarding public education governance, policies and funding and share them with the public via an easy to use SCORECARD--so you can be well-informed and still have time to finish your beach reading!
Questionnaires are an effective tool for informing voters on candidates' views on education and fostering discussion on education equity issues facing Boston. They’re also a good way to let candidates know what issues are of concern to education voters in Boston. This is where we’d like a few seconds of your time to help!
Please use THIS FORM to send us your questions by August 5, 2019.
We’ll review your questions and issue our 2019 City Council Candidate questionnaire to all district and at-large candidates on August 8th. City council candidates will have three weeks to complete the questionnaire. We’ll format the results and share the responses, along with our scorecard, during the first week of September--just in time for the home stretch of the city council preliminary election!
After the questionnaire is released, we’ll host a series of Facebook Live events with candidates selected by our membership. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter or email us at BosEdEquity@gmail.com for more info--and enjoy the rest of your summer! We’ve got you covered.