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Mayoral hopefuls debate charter schools

Eleven mayoral candidates — many positioning themselves to be the next “education mayor” — ventured inside the Boston Teachers Union Hall Wednesday night where they pitched their ideas to overhaul the school system during a lively forum that at times put some candidates at odds with the city’s largest union.

From the start of the night, the divide between candidates who could potentially be friends or foes of the union became clear, as moderator David Bernstein, a Boston magazine writer, delved into what he called the “toxic” issue of charter schools. The union opposes more charter schools.

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