Ask any of the five major candidates vying to be Nashville’s next mayor about their number one issue, and without hesitation, the response is ‘education.’ Nashville is different from many cities where the school board has complete control of its own budget. The mayor’s role is to recommend a budget figure which is approved by the Metro Council, this year nearly 600 million dollars. Then the school board has to work within those means. As WPLN’s Blake Farmer reports, the candidates are promising to do much more than simply fund schools.
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