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Mayoral candidate Mike Ross entertains questions from students in the African Community Economic Development of New England organization (ACEDONE).

Mayoral candidate Mike Ross entertains questions from students in the African Community Economic Development of New England organization (ACEDONE).

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Mayoral candidates face school students at Roxbury forum

Reducing dropouts, increasing job opportunities for students are the hot topics

During last week’s forum at Roxbury Community College, the 12 candidates running to replace Mayor Thomas Menino were asked how they would reduce the number of high school dropouts and increase the number of jobs for those Boston Public Schools students with high school degrees.