The Assembly Acts on School Control, On Its Own

ALBANY—After some resistance last month, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan presented a plan for New York City school governance that still retains the key elements of mayoral control.
Silver’s proposal would continue to allow the mayor to appoint the majority of the Panel for Educational Policy, and have members serve “at will”–that is, without fixed terms. It also would provide for more auditing of schools spending in the city, members briefed on the plan said. There is still not a complete consensus among members, including some who are listed as co-sponsors of a bill that would further dilute the mayor’s power.

The Assembly Acts on School Control, On Its Own