Effects of Mayoral School Control in N.Y.C. Under Scrutiny
Scholars and activists gathered at a think tank here last week to evaluate how Michael R. Bloomberg, who is running for re-election this year as New York City’s mayor, has wielded his power over its school system. They sounded cautionary notes about the use of such power.
During a discussion at the Brookings Institution, panelists questioned whether the mayor has improved student achievement. Some contended that the New York model of mayoral control gives Mr. Bloomberg, a Republican, too much power over the schools and the community too little voice.
But panelists stopped short of condemning mayoral control...
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