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Mayoral Control of Schools

School Bus Strike, Mayoral Control and Girls Who Code on Yetta Kurland LIVE!

Yetta Kurland | Posted 03.22.2013 | Gay Voices
Yetta Kurland

This week I spoke with Larry Hanley, international president of the Amalgamated Transit Union on the city's first school bus strike since 1979.

Educating for Democracy: The People's Board of Education

Joel Shatzky | Posted 07.23.2012 | Education
Joel Shatzky

At an all-day meeting featuring panel discussions and break-out sessions, a group of parents, students, teachers and other educators met to propose an alternative to Mayoral control of the New York City public school system.

Chicago Schools CEO Choice Shows Problem With Mayoral Control

Mike Klonsky | Posted 06.21.2011 | Education
Mike Klonsky

By picking Brizard without any consultation or input from the school community, Mayor-elect Emanuel has somehow managed to mire himself, his new school board, and the city in a major scandal.

Two More Reasons to Get Rid of Mayoral Control of the Schools

Mike Klonsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Mike Klonsky

Need some good reasons to end mayoral control? I've got two for you -- Bloomberg and Daley.

Huberman: "I'm Outta Here"

Mike Klonsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mike Klonsky

The Chicago schools CEO is running full speed towards the exit door. He's even nudging his boss Mayor Daley out of the way so he can be first out of Dodge.

NY Senate Approves Mayoral Control Of Schools

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York's Senate has approved continued mayoral control of New York City schools and created an oversight committee with subpoe...

Paralysis In Albany

Bill Cunningham | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Bill Cunningham

Unfortunately almost a million school children are being held hostage to the game of political chicken that is being played out in the state Senate.