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.
Final Meeting on Mayoral Control of Schools
Friday, March 20, 2009
Hundreds of people are at a public school in Brooklyn testifying before state lawmakers on whether the mayor of New York should keep control of the city's schools.
Mayor Bloomberg is hoping the state will re-authorize the law it approved years ago before it expires in June. But as WNYC's Beth Fertig reports, there are several other ideas out there.