While the mayor doesn’t have a lot of control over Denver Public Schools, education—especially after the recent teachers’ strike—has been at the forefront of the candidates’ minds.
Lisa Calderón: “Education has always been the avenue for, particularly, communities of color to get to the middle class when other avenues were shut out to us. And so education is highly valued. I’ve also been very disturbed watching my own children’s trajectory through the public education system of how closely aligned the city government administration has been with the school board and their privatization push of our public school system.”
Stephan “Chairman Seku” Evans: “All the mayor can really do is bully pulpit and shit. Cause