In an Advocate video podcast, editor Emily Toman and publisher Rick Wamre sit down with Dallas mayoral candidate Mike Rawlings as part of an ongoing video podcast series leading up to the May 14 election. In this segment, we discuss Rawling’s plan for DISD and why the mayor should devote time to a system that functions independently of the city. We ask about the reality of school funding and how that plays into his plan (3:34). And, we talk about the importance of PR when it comes to growing DISD, which tends to carry a negative reputation in most neighborhoods (5:10). Next, we discuss how does education fits in with other major issues facing the city (6:24). And finally, Rawlings’ two children attended private secondary schools — what’s with that (8:54)?