gary from the mail has some good questions:
"If the mayor and school board ran the schools, is there any reason to believe that schools would be rebuilt and repaired with any more speed and efficiency than the libraries? Is there any reason to believe that the school facilities would be maintained any better than our local parks and recreation facilities? Is there any reason to believe that the school bureaucracy would be any more responsive to the public than the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs? Is there any reason to believe that the Office of Procurement would manage school contracts any better and more honestly than it does other city contracts? Is there any reason to believe that vocational training would be handled any better than the vocational training done by the Department of Employment Services?"
fenty: fix the lights in the parks, enforce the laws THEN you have demonstrated a success.
fenty: your libraries are a mess and 5 are closed. fix them THEN propose to take over the school.