Kid Flight: The “Education Mayor” causes children to flee with parents in tow (part I)

Phil DePaolo sold his home in Williamsburg, this summer, and moved his family to Port Washington, L.I., where he says the public schools are better. Photo by William Hereford

After thirty years in the community, Phil DePaolo is leaving Williamsburg because, he says, the NYC schools are hopeless. Private school is out of his financial reach and he wants his two sons to have a good education.