New York mayoral candidates see Cincinnati as model for schools

Monday, August 12, 2013

They are told stories of schools that escaped years of dysfunction by becoming “community learning centers,” replete with dental clinics, mental health therapists and mentors from local banks and churches. They hear of sparkling new libraries, over-the-moon teachers and too many volunteers to count.

Among the many visitors have been several candidates for mayor of New York City, who walked away so impressed that they have made replicating Cincinnati’s model a centerpiece of their campaigns.

“It makes so much sense,” Christine C. Quinn, the City Council speaker, said.

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