The great public-versus-charter school debate is front and center in the crowded race for the City Council seat in District 15.

More money is being spent on pro-charter John Sanchez and charter-skeptic Ischia Bravo than any of the other 10 candidates running in the March 23 special election.

The choice is being painted as clear-cut: A vote for Bravo is a vote for unions and public schools, a vote for Sanchez is a vote for charters and development.