April 23


The Mayor's voter education drive

The well-rehearsed words flowed easily out of Darryl Byrd during a softball interview on Texas Public Radio's The Source last week. He was talking about the 11 "vision statements" stuffed into the final report on Mayor Julián Castro's SA 2020 community goal-setting exercise.

"The vision statement for education is that by the year 2020, San Antonio will have orchestrated one of the greatest turnarounds in education in the nation," said Byrd, chief executive of the new SA 2020 nonprofit – a kind of politburo for the initiative. In case the "greatest turnaround" phrase didn't grab you, he added, "So the first thing that jumps out at you is, that's bold."

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