ALBANY—Here’s the final roll call on State Senator Kevin Parker’s “better schools act,” which failed last night by a margin of 40-15.
Acting on the bill was basically a shot at Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Here’s what Bloomberg had to say this morning on his weekly radio show on WOR:
There were 15 people last night who voted for a bill which would end all of the progress that we’ve made in the schools in terms of bringing down crime and improving test scores and graduation rates and bringing down the drop out rate. You wonder what goes through their heads? And they all come from neighborhoods where the improvements in the schools have been dramatic.