One in a series of articles on issues in the Baltimore mayor's race.
Baltimore school leaders, already under scrutiny from state and city officials and parents, also face a challenge from the top candidates for mayor — all of whom say they would seek a stronger role in managing the city's schools.
The candidates, who see improving schools as essential to Baltimore's future success, differ over how they would try to gain that power.
Some say they would use legislation to wrest more control from the state. Others want to use the power of the mayor's office to influence school decisions.
None of the top candidates has publicly endorsed or opposed...