Students and Contracts

The following line from Betsy Gotbaum’s prepared testimony to the City Council’s Education Committee caught my eye:

“Are we really going to sit by idly as the Department [of Education] continues to award no-bid contracts without consulting its stakeholders – our students, parents, and educators?”

This may be nitpicking, but when’s the last time students had a say in the awarding of school contracts? Or cared to have one?

– Azi Paybarah