Mayoral Candidates Dive into Education Policies

U-T San Diego -- The politicians competing for City Hall's top post have given new attention to local schools, leaving many to wonder if 2012 will deliver San Diego's first education mayor.

The four major mayoral candidates have included varying levels of education plans in their platforms — from aggressive reforms and governance changes to stepped-up support and friendly collaborations.

The leading contenders for mayor will discuss their education intentions today during a debate sponsored by the Center for Education Policy and Law at the University of San Diego and U-T San Diego from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The debate on the USD campus will be moderated by Juan Williams, a political analyst for Fox News and a former news analyst for National Public Radio. (Full Story