By Andrew J. Rotherham and Richard Whitmire
USA Today — Most non-New Yorkers know only two things about Bill de Blasio, the city’s new progressive mayor: He eats pizza with a knife and fork, and Al Roker attacked him for sending students to school in a snowstorm.
But parents should know a third: He’s waging a Democrat vs. Democrat battle over education issues that could spill into the 2016 Democratic presidential primary and into your community.
The issues involved range from how to pay for preschool to how fast to pursue new Common Core standards. But the most revealing clash involves independently run public charter schools.