There is quite a bit to examine with fewer than three weeks before Philadelphia voters go to the primary polls.
So much, in fact, that we here at NinetyNine have again decided to present the money quotes from recent stories in quiz form. (Don’t worry, the answers are tucked away down at the bottom.)
Your answer options: mayoral candidates Lynne Abraham, Nelson Diaz, Jim Kenney, Doug Oliver, Milton Street, and Anthony Hardy Williams; almost-candidate Ken Trujillo; and Philadelphia School Advocacy Partners executive director Mike Wang.
1) “Yes. No.”
2) “He will not have any undue influence. I know how to say no.”
3) “I want some, yes.”
4) “You have this very emotionally immature group of people who don’t have an understanding that they can do better themselves and the community can do better if they build people up.”
5) “I was a very accomplished trash picker. I would go around to every house on my block and — when I was allowed to cross the street — the other blocks and just pick out trash and bring it home to my mother and say, ‘oh, treasures.'”
6) “Superintendent William Hite is in an impossible situation and he’s finding a way to lead despite handcuffs that elected officials have put on him.”
7) “This is about getting every child access to a great school, whatever it will take to do that.”
8) “We’ve talked for six months about three guys from Bala Cynwyd, but we haven’t talked for one minute about one guy from South Philadelphia.”
1) Street, about trust issues at Monday morning’s “Leading Questions” debate. 2) Kenney, on Johnny Doc at WHYY’s Leading Questions debate. 3) Diaz, with a tongue-in-cheek response to a question about Kenney’s marijuana decriminalization bill at Fox29’s mayoral debate. 4) Trujillo, about racial-math drama in the Latino community. 5) Abraham, in a casual chat with WHYY Morning Edition’s Jennifer Lynn. 6) Oliver, at the LQ debate when asked to name a public official he admires. 7) Wang, on rolling out mayoral ads focused on the education issue. 8) Williams, to a question from Radio Times’ Marty Moss-Coane about his backing from charter-school supporters.