Bloomberg Supporters Push for Mayoral Control of Schools

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Allies of Mayor Michael Bloomberg are hoping to renew a 2002 state law that gave the mayor control of the city's public schools. The law is set to expire next June.

The New York Times reports that the mayor's supporters have founded a group to raise money for television advertisements, lobbying and grassroots organizing. The group, called Mayoral Accountability for School Success, is headed by three well-known city figures including the head of an antipoverty organization, a nun and a popular Harlem minister.

Lawmakers will hold hearings on mayoral control in the coming weeks and several groups plan to issue reports on its effects.

Before the mayor took control of the schools, they were run by the Schools Chancellor who was appointed by the Board of Education.


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