ERIC Number: EJ841419
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May-20
Reference Count: N/A
Samuels, Christina A.
Education Week, v28 n32 p18-20 May 2009
The nation's largest school district is engaged in a fierce debate over the merits and drawbacks of mayoral control as a legislative deadline looms for renewing the governance arrangement. The 2002 law that gave New York City's mayor authority over the school system will "sunset" on June 30 unless state lawmakers step in, as they are widely expected to do. They will have no shortage of suggestions from parents, politicians, academics, and educators who are arguing over the results of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's seven years of control. Mayor Bloomberg and his chancellor, Joel I. Klein, a former U.S. Department of Justice antitrust chief, say their leadership of the 1 million-student system has been a success as shown on some reports. But skeptics say these reports are illusory.
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Districts, Government School Relationship, Leadership Effectiveness, Accountability, Legislation, Feedback (Response), Public Opinion, Instructional Effectiveness, Parents, Teachers, Academic Achievement, Scores
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: New York
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001