Is the playing field level for all three finalists vying for the job of Boston schools superintendent — or is Cathedral High School headmaster Oscar Santos already the anointed one?

The public interview process begins this week. But as Michael Jonas of CommonWealthmagazine put it, “it’s hard not to wonder whether home field advantage will be what matters in the end.” Or, perhaps more precisely, hometown media connections.

On April 12, Boston public relations consultant George Regan unexpectedly introduced me to Santos, and we had a pleasant conversation about urban education. When Santos turned up as a finalist for the Boston schools job, our encounter didn’t feel like a coincidence.


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