PARENTS and teachers who heard from superintendent candidate Pedro Martinez on Monday had plenty to say about him:
Brian Cohen, teacher at the Academy at Palumbo: "I like hearing him say things like collaboration and distributing thoughts and getting input from teachers and community members. I don't totally think he would do it to the extent that I would appreciate. ... He seems like a nice guy, he seems earnest in his beliefs. ... I happen to disagree."
Chris Powers, 39, parent and teacher at Samuel Powel Elementary School: "I've been a little happier to hear that he's been pushing away from charters a bit. … I'm just nervous about the fact that he's not an educator. I'm not convinced. It sounded like a good speech, it sounded wonderful, but in the end I'm skeptical.