Mayoral hopeful Vincent Gray released his education plan today which places heavy emphasis on transparency, citizen involvement, and giving charter schools more respect (but have they earned it?). On the Michelle Rhee front: He endorses a strong chancellor, but stops short of endorsing Rhee’s top-down style. Embedded in all the lofty rhetoric, there’s a few good digs at Mayor Fenty. The best one: Gray vows to “put an immediate end to management by ribbon-cutting and sound bites.” You can read the full report here. (Hat Tip: Bill Turque)

*file photo by Darrow Montgomery.