#AskTheMayor: The Future of NYC Hangs on Public Schools

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Chedenis Thomas, a rising fifth-grader at the Brooklyn Arbor School, poses with Mayor Bill de Blasio and Chancellor Carmen Fariña at a press conference touting state test score gains.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio takes calls from listeners about public schools and education.

The latest test score results show math and reading scores are up throughout the society, but up substantially more in charter schools.

Mayor de Blasio says there's "a current within the charter movement that focuses heavily on test prep,and I don't believe that's the way to go."