New York, NY –
There's nothing in writing just yet. But Mayor Bloomberg says he has an "understanding" with state leaders on a deal giving him control over the city schools. The agreement follows months of negotiations and marks the mayor's first big accomplishment since taking office this year. WNYC Reporter Beth Fertig joins us to explain the terms of the deal and what it all means.
Beth Fertig is WNYC’s Contributing Editor for Education. She previously covered politics, which included City Hall during the Giuliani administration, and the U.S. Senate campaigns of Charles Schumer and Hillary Clinton. She also covered transportation and infrastructure.