School & District Management Opinion

Taking Back Mayoral Control: It Ain’t Going To Happen

By Alexander Russo — July 27, 2007 1 min read
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The main observation missing from today’s NY Sun article on mayoral control (By 2009, Mayor’s Control Of Schools Could End) is that going back is so tremendously difficult and unlikely. Mayors and their rivals are unlikely to support it, legislators who voted for mayoral control are unlikely to want to reverse themselves. Take Chicago, where not everything has gone well in the last 12 years but no serious effort to reverse the law has been mounted.

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