Should Twin Cities mayors control schools?

It's been trendy in recent years for big-city mayors to take over the management of city schools. But results have been mixed. Should Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman take that helm? MinnPost asked them, and the two had thoughtful answers.
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It's been trendy in recent years for big-city mayors to take over the management of city schools. But results have been mixed. Should Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman take that helm? MinnPost asked them, and the two had thoughtful answers.

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