Thad Williamson, associate professor of leadership studies, comments on Richmond City mayoral candidate Levar Stoney's eduation platform.


Thad Williamson, a University of Richmond professor and former director of the city’s Office of Community Wealth Building, advised Stoney’s campaign as it drafted the platform. Williamson says the document is “a good start” at moving the conversation about city schools from generally agreed upon problems toward identifying specific solutions.

“What’s interesting about this is, at least to my knowledge, it's the first detailed stab at what role the mayor can play in improving public education, given that the mayor doesn’t control the schools in the city system,” Williamson says.


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