There have been several forums for mayoral candidates in New York City. At the latest one, convened by charter supporters, Anthony Weiner and Christine Quinn pledged to continue giving free public space to charters. This was a practice initiated by the Bloomberg administration. John Liu said he would end the practice, a stand that showed his willingness to displease the audience. Liu’s position conforms to state law. Other candidates ducked the forums, thus not alienating either the teachers’ union or the charter lobby. Less than 10% of the city’s children attend charters.