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Mayoral contenders come up empty on critical issue of education

The New York Daily News says New York City's mayoral candidates “owe voters far more than they have offered so far” regarding their education policies. The editorial highlights the importance of proposing concrete plans given the challenges ahead for the next mayor, including:

"...decisions on contentious issues like boosting teacher quality, holding teachers accountable for students’ performance, school choice, standardized testing and the adoption of more rigorous coursework.

For the next mayor to continue the progress made over the past decade, including 10 years of gains in graduation rates -- an increase of 19 points since 2005, bringing the rate to 65% last year -- they'll have to offer credible plans, not just political "cheap shots."

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