Beth Fertig is the contributing editor for education, covering the New York City public school system for WNYC on air and online at SchoolBook.org. She has covered education in the city for more than 15 years. Beth is the author of Why cant u teach me 2 read? Three Students and a Mayor Put Our Schools to the Test (FSG Books) which grew out of a radio series on the low graduation rate for special education students. Follow her @bethfertig.
School Governance Part 1
Wednesday, March 27, 2002
New York, NY —Mayor Michael Bloomberg's campaign to eliminate the Board Education isn't the first time a mayor has wanted to control the schools. For years, New York City mayors have been frustrated by the current system of school governance. In this first of a two part series, WNYC's Beth Fertig examines the central board of education and asks: "What does it do and why is it needed?"