Lander said that all parents who wish it, will be able to bus children to school in the coming year and that he no longer supports the county's affiliation with Fairfax schools' Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. Kanninen said the opportunity for students to study at the competitive school is too great to throw away.
She focused on the need for mentors to help the most disadvantaged youth see a path to success. She also said that the county is using outdated methods to track enrollment.
Both are seeking the endorsement of the party. Democrats may vote in a two-day caucus next week, May 9 and 11.