Streams

Bill de Blasio: "Got to Have the Inside and Outside Game"

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Bill de Blasio says he'd make a better public advocate than his more aggressive challengers, because he also knows how to work with the mayor. The Brooklyn council member was on The Brian Lehrer Show this morning, where he noted that he's advanced legislation by knowing when to cooperate.

BILL DEBLASIO: Not always by screaming the loudest. You got to have both the inside game and the outside game to be an effective public advocate.

Bill de Blasio says his work on behalf of low-income New Yorkers would serve the city well, should he be voted the next public advocate. De Blasio said he'd also push for parents having a stronger voice in the school system.

DE BLASIO: I think Bloomberg and the chancellor believe you can improve the public schools without involving the parents. I think that's a huge mistake. I want to take the changes in the law that were made in Albany and make sure they're applied. I think the advocate is in a perfect position to make that happen.

There are four major candidates vying for the seat of city watchdog -- all of them are scheduled to be on the Brian Lehrer Show this week.

Tags:

More in:

The Morning Brief

Enter your email address and we’ll send you our top 5 stories every day, plus breaking news and weather.

Leave a Comment

Email addresses are required but never displayed.

Sponsored

Latest Newscast

 

 

Support

WNYC is supported by the Charles H. Revson Foundation: Because a great city needs an informed and engaged public

Feeds

Supported by