Though the next mayor won’t take office until midway into the next school year, his or her policies will surely shape what is a consequential time for New York City’s nearly 1 million public school students.
We’ve compiled what we know about the Democratic mayoral candidates’ ideas and plans for city schools based on their education platforms and track records. (The Democratic primary winner is favored to ascend to City Hall.)
We have a separate voter guide on early education, child care and after school, and a roundup of the candidates’ specific visions on how to help schools recover from more than a year of disrupted learning during the pandemic.
Early voting begins June 12 and runs through June 20, and Primary Day is