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 every morning. 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 made sure New York City’s pre-K classes were filled with play. Then I became a kindergarten teacher and the fun stopped. By Farah Akbar New York Procedure isn’t enough: What I’ve learned advocating for students at NYC suspension hearings By David Altman Colorado I’m a trans educator who’s had to fight for my place in school. Here’s how you could help, and learn from, teachers like me. By Sam Long More stories in Uncategorized Chicago With new video and deadline, the Chicago Teachers Union expresses urgency for a deal By Catherine Henderson 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 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.