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It was an emotional hearing at the Tuesday night meeting over whether Boston should return to an elected school committee.
The three-hour City Council Education Committee meeting covered a lot of ground. But in the end, most of the comments shared one common theme: The voices of the community are not being heard.
"The real issue is whether or not the Boston School Committee is truly accountable to the needs of Boston families, students and educators," said Brandy Oakley, the executive director of Educators for Excellence Boston, a teacher-led policy advocacy group.
"Every voice has to matter," she added. "And there must be multiple avenues for engagement."
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