Here is what de Blasio said about teachers at that announcement:
"I just want to say humanly, personally, Charlaine and I have just the deepest appreciation for the dozens and dozens of teachers who took Chiara and Dante by the hand over the last 14 years and supported them, uplifted them, were there for them in so many ways," he said at the union's headquarters near City Hall. "We have had an extraordinary experience as parents seeing just how good the teachers of this city are."
Dunno how long that tone will last, but it's nice to see a politician running for office who isn't denigrating teachers or scapegoating them for all the ills of the public school system.
Bloomberg, Obama, Cuomo - can you imagine any of those guys saying anything like this?