EDUCATION PLAN SCORECARD

This scorecard evaluates the candidates running to be New York City’s next mayor in the 2021 Democratic primary based on the alignment of their education policy statements with The People’s Plan’s Education Plan. This page contains a summary of our scores and findings. To find detailed information on our scoring and analysis of each of our policies compared to candidates’ platforms, please click here.

SCORES

CandidatePlanSupport
Eric Adams18.3-4.5
Shaun Donovan31.724.3
Kathryn Garcia28.52.1
Ray McGuire18.42.2
Dianne Morales46.944.2
Scott Stringer34.124.8
Maya Wiley41.630.9
Andrew Yang41.02.6

Full Score Possible: 100

SCORES BY POLICY AREA

1) DECRIMINALIZE SCHOOLS

CandidatePlanSupport
Eric Adams0.00.0
Shaun Donovan7.17.1
Kathryn Garcia6.3-4.0
Ray McGuire0.00.0
Dianne Morales7.16.7
Scott Stringer6.11.8
Maya Wiley6.54.4
Andrew Yang3.4-5.3

Full Score Possible: 12

2) SUPPORT STUDENTS HEALTH, MENTAL HEALTH, AND BEHAVIORAL NEEDS

CandidatePlanSupport
Eric Adams0.00.0
Shaun Donovan4.53.1
Kathryn Garcia4.64.0
Ray McGuire3.63.1
Dianne Morales5.85.3
Scott Stringer3.73.1
Maya Wiley4.53.5
Andrew Yang4.43.1

Full Points Possible: 14

CandidatePlanSupport
Eric Adams0.80.4
Shaun Donovan0.80.4
Kathryn Garcia2.82.6
Ray McGuire0.00.0
Dianne Morales1.81.8
Scott Stringer0.80.4
Maya Wiley3.83.5
Andrew Yang4.63.1

Full Points Possible: 16

4) KEEP SCHOOLS PUBLIC

CandidatePlanSupport
Eric Adams0.00.0
Shaun Donovan0.00.0
Kathryn Garcia0.00.0
Ray McGuire0.00.0
Dianne Morales4.04.0
Scott Stringer0.00.0
Maya Wiley0.00.0
Andrew Yang0.00.0
CandidatePlanSupport
Eric Adams0.00.0
Shaun Donovan0.00.0
Kathryn Garcia0.00.0
Ray McGuire0.00.0
Dianne Morales5.35.3
Scott Stringer0.00.0
Maya Wiley0.00.0
Andrew Yang1.6-0.9

Full Points Possible: 6

5) FULLY FUND EQUITABLE QUALITY EDUCATION

CandidatePlanSupport
Eric Adams3.60.4
Shaun Donovan2.80.4
Kathryn Garcia3.71.8
Ray McGuire2.21.8
Dianne Morales7.15.8
Scott Stringer4.43.5
Maya Wiley7.03.1
Andrew Yang4.42.2

Full Points Possible: 22

6) MAKE SCHOOLS TRULY INCLUSIVE

CandidatePlanSupport
Eric Adams1.80.9
Shaun Donovan3.32.6
Kathryn Garcia3.01.8
Ray McGuire2.10.4
Dianne Morales1.41.8
Scott Stringer1.81.3
Maya Wiley3.63.1
Andrew Yang5.54.0

Full Points Possible: 18

7) INTEGRATE SCHOOLS AND END DISCRIMINATORY SCREENING

CandidatePlanSupport
Eric Adams4.8-9.3
Shaun Donovan4.92.6
Kathryn Garcia5.7-5.8
Ray McGuire6.3-5.8
Dianne Morales7.37.5
Scott Stringer8.75.7
Maya Wiley7.05.3
Andrew Yang7.8-9.3

Full Points Possible: 16

8) PROVIDE UNIVERSAL FULL DAY EDUCATION OPTIONS, FROM 3K TO GRADUATION

CandidatePlanSupport
Eric Adams4.20.9
Shaun Donovan0.80.0
Kathryn Garcia0.00.0
Ray McGuire1.70.9
Dianne Morales4.83.5
Scott Stringer3.33.1
Maya Wiley1.10.4
Andrew Yang2.91.3

Full Points Possible: 10

CandidatePlanSupport
Eric Adams1.31.3
Shaun Donovan1.31.3
Kathryn Garcia1.31.3
Ray McGuire2.51.8
Dianne Morales1.31.3
Scott Stringer2.52.7
Maya Wiley1.31.3
Andrew Yang2.21.8

Full Points Possible: 8

10) EXPAND DEMOCRATIC PARTICIPATION FOR YOUTH

CandidatePlanSupport
Eric Adams0.00.0
Shaun Donovan2.02.7
Kathryn Garcia0.00.0
Ray McGuire0.00.0
Dianne Morales2.02.7
Scott Stringer2.02.7
Maya Wiley2.62.7
Andrew Yang2.02.7

Full Points Possible: 12

11) EMPOWER PARENTS OF COLOR AS AUTHENTIC PARTNERS IN PUBLIC EDUCATION

CandidatePlanSupport
Eric Adams0.00.0
Shaun Donovan2.52.7
Kathryn Garcia0.00.0
Ray McGuire0.00.0
Dianne Morales1.21.3
Scott Stringer0.80.4
Maya Wiley2.11.8
Andrew Yang0.00.0

Full Points Possible: 6

12) SUPPORT STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

CandidatePlanSupport
Eric Adams1.80.9
Shaun Donovan1.71.3
Kathryn Garcia1.10.4
Ray McGuire0.00.0
Dianne Morales1.81.3
Scott Stringer0.00.0
Maya Wiley2.11.8
Andrew Yang2.20.0

Full Points Possible: 10

METHODOLOGY

To control for consistency, we evaluated candidates solely based on their:

  1. Official campaign websites
  2. Candidate statements at the Teens Take Charge and Place NYC Mayoral Forums

Candidates received scores for each policy included in our plan, which were weighted and scaled into two overall scores each worth 100 points. These scores are:

Plan: This score evaluates the depth of candidates’ platforms, and whether their policies have enough detail to accomplish their goals. For each one of our policies, candidates received two weighted and scaled scores each worth 50 points, which were added together to reach the full 100 point score. These scores and their weight value are:
Discusses Policy:
No: No score value
Only in a forum: +1/2 of full score
Yes: Full Score
Detail:
No Policy: No score value
Low Detail: +1/5 of full score
Addresses Idea Behind Policy: +2/5 of full score
Addresses Parts of Policy: +3/5 of full score
Addresses Most of Policy: +4/5 of full score
Fully Addresses Policy in Appropriate Detail: Full score

Support: This score evaluates candidates’ alignment with our platform. For each one of our policies, candidates received one score, which was scaled to the full 100 point score. The possible scores, weighted accordingly, are:
Oppose: Full negative score
Mostly Oppose: -2/3 of full score
Somewhat Oppose: -1/3 of full score
Neutral or No Policy: No score value
Somewhat Support: +1/3 of full score
Mostly Support: +2/3 of full score
Support: Full positive score