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Brandon Johnson and Paul Vallas

With five weeks to go before the mayoral run-off, Brandon Johnson (left) and Paul Vallas (right) are vying for the hundreds of thousands of voters who picked someone else.

Anthony Vazquez, Ashlee Rezin

Brandon Johnson and Paul Vallas

With five weeks to go before the mayoral run-off, Brandon Johnson (left) and Paul Vallas (right) are vying for the hundreds of thousands of voters who picked someone else.

Anthony Vazquez, Ashlee Rezin

Vallas, Johnson differ sharply on approach to education

The Chicago mayoral runoff pits a serial schools CEO against a former high school social studies teacher backed by the teachers union.

With five weeks to go before the mayoral run-off, Brandon Johnson (left) and Paul Vallas (right) are vying for the hundreds of thousands of voters who picked someone else.

Anthony Vazquez, Ashlee Rezin

   

During an election night speech to supporters, Brandon Johnson criticized Paul Vallas for decisions he made as the CEO of Chicago Public Schools from 1995 to 2001. It’s likely the pair of mayoral hopefuls will tussle repeatedly over their competing visions for Chicago schools leading up to the April 4 mayoral runoff.

Reset breaks down where each candidate stands on education.

GUESTS: Mauricio Peña, Chalkbeat Chicago reporter

Sarah Karp, WBEZ education reporter

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