Stephen Nessen, Reporter, WNYC News
Stephen Nessen reports for the WNYC Newsroom and can often be heard live on Morning Edition.
You're empowering parents not just to cast a straw vote but to get involved in this process.
City students made posters to encourage parents to come out and rock the 'straw vote.'
The councils have little power except over school zoning as their members are technically elected by PTA leaders. Klein says he wants to strengthen community education councils, but a group called the Parent Commission wants parents to have a bigger role when the law giving Mayor Bloomberg control of the schools comes up for renewal in June.
The 'straw vote' ends on April 22nd. The ballots are in Korean, Bengali, Chinese, Arabic, Haitian Creole, Russian, Spanish Urdu and English.