Allon dropped out of the race in March 2013.
Current position: Publisher of Manhattan Media.
Education background: Taught briefly at Stuyvesant High School in the 1980s; of his three children, two attend public schools and one attends a city private school.
"We must find a fair solution to this age-old problem. One idea I have proposed is to guarantee every middle school valedictorian from the five boroughs admission to the specialized high school of their choice. This will properly incentivize middle school students to strive to be the best in their class and will help insure geographic and racial diversity at these top high schools."
(Source: Statement supporting NAACP LDF's legal complaint, Sept. 27, 2012)
Answered yes when polled by moderator at a Daily News forum.
(Source: Daily News Forum, Feb. 26, 2013)
"Reducing class sizes in a district of 1.1 million kids is an impossibility."
(Source: GothamSchools/Manhattan Media forum, Nov. 19, 2012)
“I’m firmly in favor of merit pay.”
(Source: Manhattan Media/GothamSchools panel, Nov. 19, 2012)
Allon said he would be “honored if they donated to my campaign.”
(Source: GothamSchools, Aug. 16, 2012)