Education was the top issue on the minds of the voters. The two leading finishers both hold positions that obviously are shared by the electorate. This is no coincidence. Those views also happen to be very akin, even if they not quite identical, to those of the United Federation of Teachers. DeBlasio and Thompson were not controlled by the teachers union. They were controlled by the will of the people.
The candidates and the union have something in common: They both respect, share and reflect the conviction of pro-public school New Yorkers.