Voter's Guide: Mayoral candidates share education platforms


Education policy is a surprisingly hot topic in this year’s mayoral contest, and it’s a topic, once raised, that always comes with this caveat: Minneapolis’ mayor has no direct power over local schools.

What he does have, Mayor R.T. Rybak has made clear in recent interviews, is an obligation, for the future of the city, to engage with schools, the mayoral megaphone that comes with the office and the opportunity to partner — or not — with the superintendent. 

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