Daily News columnist Ronnie Polaneczky, in her May 8 piece, Walking the walk on city schools, echoes the notion that only a Mayor, along with Councilmembers, with kids in our public schools can bring the urgency and perspective needed to lead the charge to lasting change in the school district.
Ronnie's kid is a public school kid, so she also knows what it's like to have a kid in one of the city's good public schools. She knows - as do the one Mayoral candidate and the two Council-at-Large candidates who have kids in our public schools - that every Philadelphia school is not failing, that every school is not dismal, that the neighborhood mythology does not tell the story of all of our schools.
Some candidates talk about how they will fix the city's schools. Others are already inside, helping teachers and administrators do it.