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ERIC Number: EJ755609
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar-24
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
Mayor's Firm Hand over N.Y.C. Schools Sparks New Debate
Archer, Jeff
Education Week, v23 n28 p1, 13 Mar 2004
This article reports a new debate on mayoral control over New York City schools. Mayoral control of the N.Y.C. schools was at the center of renewed debate, after Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg replaced two members of the city's education policymaking board to ensure enough votes for a controversial plan he backed to end social promotion. The shakeup prompted immediate sparring within the city and in the state capital over whether the mayor had overstepped his authority. Critics accused Bloomberg of using the policy panel as a rubber stamp, and in doing so, violating the spirit of the state law that put him in charge of the nation's largest school system. Some are now calling for new legislation to give the panel more independence. Others, though, applauded Bloomberg for his decisiveness.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York