“I really don’t think it [the assignment plan] needs to be changed,” said Iris Escobar, 29, a stay-at-home mother in Roxbury, as she was picking up her 8-year-old daughter from the Hale School in Roxbury. “We need more extracurricular activities for the kids.”
But Emelly Matos, 29, a stay-at-home mother in Roxbury, said parents need options.
“I hate the assignment process right now,” said Matos, whose 10-year-old son attends the Hale.
At Mather Elementary School in Dorchester, Riccardo Denis, 36, a business owner who was picking up his 5-year-old stepson, said: “We should concentrate on bigger issues.”