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Opinion

Lawrence Harmon

Can suburban schools lure city parents?

Stephanie Giroux, a real estate agent in suburban Westwood, is nobody’s fool. She knows that education is like a giant nerve running along the spine of the middle-class Boston neighborhoods of Roslindale and West Roxbury. That’s why she targeted her recent sales efforts to coincide with the arrival of school assignment notices in Boston mailboxes.

“Every school is a great choice in Westwood,’’ reads Giroux’s postcard pitch to about 200 Boston families. So stop worrying about “school placements and entrance exams.’’

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