Considerations for proposed School Committee structure

A process of electing rather than appointing school committee members is not a guarantee for more city residents from diverse backgrounds to have their voices heard. Elections can, and have, led to results that reward the loudest voices and those with the most resources behind them. If this proposal becomes law, then during the run up to a school committee election, ideally we would see community forums where each and every candidate has an equal opportunity to present their candidacy, regardless of whether they can afford some of the more expensive approaches to promote their candidacy and get elected.

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