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Brighton High School has had to undertake reforms as an under-performing "Level 4" school. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Brighton High School has had to undertake reforms as an under-performing "Level 4" school. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
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Education makes up the largest portion of the city of Boston's budget. It's also a big issue in the Boston mayoral race.

Mayor Marty Walsh has increased funding for public schools over the past four years, partly to make up for a decline in state funding for city public schools. Walsh said his record on education should stand for itself.

But, BPS has been criticized, including by Councilor Tito Jackson, for leaving behind minorities students, students with disabilities, and English language learners. Jackson said, if elected, he wants to raise funding for public schools in Boston even more to help deal with these issues.

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Max Larkin, Edify Reporter at WBUR. He tweets @jmlarkin.

This segment aired on November 3, 2017.

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