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Boston mayoral hopeful Consalvo proud to stand with students, teachers

Scot Lehigh has it right: I am proud to stand with Boston’s students, teachers, and the Boston Public Schools (“Consalvo earns an A+ in pandering,” Op-ed, Sept. 13).

I disagree with the corporate education reform groups. I oppose their blatant agenda to privatize Boston’s public schools and to siphon resources away from our neighborhood schools and children with special needs.

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I’m for longer learning days, more teachers, better school security, more resources for special needs students, a strong superintendent, encouraging business involvement in schools, and stronger science and math curriculums. I have a 10-year plan to make every school in Boston a Level 1 school, not just the charters.

My kids go to the Roosevelt in Hyde Park. I’m not just a candidate, I’m a BPS parent, and I want our schools to be the best they can be. I think we can do that without demonizing teachers or leaving BPS students behind.

Rob Consalvo

Hyde Park

The writer, a Boston city councilor, is a candidate for mayor.

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