First Person It’s Friday, just show a video: Sol Stern on mayoral control By Kelly Vaughan October 10, 2008 As local news deserts become the norm, Chalkbeat remains 100% committed to the communities we cover. Get our New York education stories delivered to your inbox. Please enter a valid email address Subscribe Simon Doolittle of AfterEd.tv interviews Sol Stern of the Manhattan Institute about mayoral control in New York City. About our First Person series:First Person is where Chalkbeat features personal essays by educators, students, parents, and others trying to improve public education. Read our submission guidelines here. Kelly Vaughan Share this story Republish Join the conversation on Facebook We believe that all children deserve access to a quality education. A strong, independent press is vital to making that happen. Support Chalkbeat, a nonprofit news organization, today to become a sustaining member. Donate Now More stories in First Person New York I teach global religions to teenagers. Here’s how NYC schools should approach its new curriculum on hate crimes. By Jody Madell National One of my students was killed just days before the year began. Here’s how I, and my school, found a way forward. By Danny Etcheverry Colorado My school faced a shooting threat. My students responded with songs that helped us talk about violence. By Chris Maunu More stories in Uncategorized Colorado Denver’s second-biggest high school on lockout for three days in a row By Melanie Asmar New York I teach pre-K in NYC. My job is not babysitting. This is what I really do and why pay matters. By Sara Mosle Colorado Wearily, Denver-area education officials reassure families in wake of latest school shooting By Philissa Cramer Related Topics Community friday film mayoral control Sol Stern Chalkbeat is rooted in local communities. Be the first to know what’s happening in education in New York. Please enter a valid email address Subscribe Never miss a story. Subscribe to our other newsletters.