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Opinion

SCOT LEHIGH

A new actor appears on schools stage

As the race to succeed Tom Menino takes shape, compelling new developments should put education reform front and center in the city’s political debate.

The first is growing anxiety about the city’s education system. New polling data show that the quality of education has emerged as the chief concern for Boston voters — and that the public has come to see charter schools as a vital part of the educational landscape.

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