Wednesday, October 05, 2005

The other other mayoral election

Remember the other mayoral election? Well, there's ANOTHER other mayoral election, this one on Buffalo, and charter schools are making a showing. The Republican candidate, Kevin Helfer, is taking a Bloomy-like stance on charter schools and centralized school management.

Buffalo's school system is having major financial problems, as evidenced by their health insurance woes. Charter schools may be partly to blame. The candidates are straddling the choice issue.

P.S., is this a direct dig at Bloomy by Democratic candidate Byron Brown?:
"While I'm going to be a hands-on manager, I don't believe the mayor should
micromanage things," Brown said.

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