Morning Read: Schumer Edges Toward Thompson, Critics Target Bloomberg, Markowitz Drinks

Chuck Schumer said he’ll endorse “the Democrat” in this year’s mayor’s race.
Teacher assistants hired by public-school parents are not allowed in school anymore.
Bill Perkins, Eric Adams, Hiram Monserrate and other Senate Democrats lashed out at Bloomberg over his comments on mayoral control.
They called Bloomberg a “dictator” and accused him of employing “plantation politics.”
NY1 has video from the event.
“Albany simply has too much power over New York City,” writes Ester Fuchs on Huffington Post.
Talking to unnamed campaign officials, the Post says that Bloomberg “benefits more politically the longer the controversy drags on.” New campaign ads are on the way.
Randi Weingarten is frustrated by the situation.