Keith Wright Wants To Take Control of City Schools Away From Mayor Bloomberg

Assemblyman Keith Wright said the Department of Education’s plan to close the middle school at Wadleigh Secondary School of Performing Arts is the final straw that has convinced him to propose a bill that would repeal mayoral control of city public schools.

“People are up in arms. They are quite frankly tired of the dictatorial and despotic policies coming out of City Hall where they just arbitrarily and capriciously decide that they’re going to close schools,” Mr. Wright told The Politicker. “This is the Alamo as far as I’m concerned right now. This is the absolute Alamo and I’m not going to take it anymore.” Read More


  1. nuff said says:

    he better move fast before the next round comes out

  2. gramsci says:

    uft head mulgrew needs to speak out and get on board

  3. Concerned says:

    We need to END Mayor control! Save our schools!

  4. michael says:

    Thank you Mr. Wright for doing something for ALL the children of New York City.

  5. my child is NOT a test score says:

    Finally, someone is willing to take this step.  Believe me, you have our support!  Parents, teachers, administrators, students agree fully with this.  Thank you!  Let’s get this done quickly!

  6. Phelanm says:

    it turns out having one person that doesn’t care about education in charge of everything doesn’t work, but it’s still a shock to read about someone talking about it

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  8. Guest says:

    There’s a lot of support for this!

  9. Emily says:

    Thank you Mr. Wright and Mr. Farrell! This bill must be passed! Enough is enough.

  10. Fd says:

    Finally, using mayoral control as THE ground on which to unseat Bloomberg and his regime.