As NYC's mayoral candidates debate the future of the city's school system, the New York Times takes a look at how their personal experiences have informed their views on education.
As reported in the Times:
In the race to be New York’s next mayor, no issue seems to invite more red-hot oratory than education. As the candidates crisscross the city, they riff on charter schools, parent engagement, teacher pay — even cellphones in the classroom.
Their views, in many cases, have been shaped by years in public life, working with parents, teachers and advocates on the many challenges facing the nation’s largest public school system.
But the candidates have also been deeply influenced by their personal experiences, as children and as parents.