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Mayoral Control

Friday, September 19, 2008

New York City Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum and Jacqueline Wayans, education consultant and commissioner with the Commission on School Governance, talk about mayoral control of schools.

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Betsy Gotbaum and Jacqueline Wayans
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Comments [2]

mc from Brooklyn

Let's not forget about the children's stake in their own education. The way the Bloomburg administration handled special education has sucked over the years. There needs to be some way to get better results. For them to say "well there will be a few bumps along the way" is unacceptable. Three years in the life of a young child is not a "bump."

Sep. 19 2008 01:43 PM
Voter from Brooklyn

Who has a stake in mayoral control of the schools? Since schools are publically financed, should deference be given only to the parents and local boards and how they would like the system to be run, or taxpayers at large whom can easily hold the mayor responsible in the voting booth. I know the parents have a huge stake in the education of their children, but so does society, and since (the taxes of) society make the education system possible, should not the system be centralized to be accountable to all of the city’s tax payers?

Sep. 19 2008 11:31 AM

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