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Who is best equipped to solve Boston Public Schools' big problems?

Children with masks standing in line to enter school building.
FILE — Elementary school students line up to enter a school building in Richardson, Texas, Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021.
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The Boston Public Schools system is facing numerous issues, including reports of bullying rising 80% in the district and the Mission Hill school closing after a damning report detailed rampant physical and sexual abuse among students there.

While state and local officials all agree that big problems require big solutions, there is less consensus when it comes to who should make those fixes. Some argue state receivership is the answer. Others, including Mayor Michelle Wu, believe that change should be driven by leaders within the city and schools.

GBH K-12 education reporter Meg Woolhouse joined Talking Politics host Adam Reilly to discuss the current issues and overall future of BPS.

Plus, with the Massachusetts Democratic Convention underway, Boston Globe State House reporter Matt Stout and former Boston Business Journal digital editor Steph Solis joined Adam to talk about who is likely make it on the ballot and what their endorsements could mean for the future of the state's Democratic Party.

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