New York City: No Deal Yet on Renewal of Mayoral Control

I was premature yesterday is reporting that a deal was near on renewing mayoral control.

As of now, there is no deal.

The State Senate, controlled by Republicans, wants more charters. The State Assembly, controlled by urban Democrats, does not. On June 30, mayoral control expires, and the previous board is revived, seven members, with only two appointed by the mayor.

The Republicans in the Senate want to humiliate De Blasio. So does Governor Cuomo, his rival. The leader of the State Senate, JOHN Flanagan, loves charters but has none in his suburban district.

No one is giving a minute of thought to children or education. It’s all politics and ego.

from novemoore


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