Annissa Essaibi George, Michelle Wu Face Off In First Televised Debate

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Boston City Councilors Annissa Essaibi George and Michelle Wu faced off in their first televised debate.
BOSTON (CBS) – Boston City Councilors Annissa Essaibi George and Michelle Wu faced off in their first televised debate in Boston's mayoral race Wednesday night on WBZ-TV. The candidates discussed topics including police reform, housing and education.

Asked about closing the opportunity gap in Boston Public Schools, Essaibi George highlighted her time as a teacher.

"Good enough as it relates to our education system, as it relates to my responsibility as a parent is not good enough," said Essaibi George. "As a teacher, I know how to do this work. You want to fix the Boston Public Schools, hire a teacher, I'll get it done."

Wu, who has two children in Boston schools, said she is personally invested in the issue.

"We need to ensure that in this mecca of education, those resources, those opportunities are connected with each of our young people. I'll ensure there are improvements to school assignment processes…
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