On School Control, Silver Takes the Middle Way

ALBANY—Once again, it looks as if Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is setting himself up as a compromise broker, this time on the issue of school governance.
He presented a middle-way plan last night–not unlike the way he positioned himself during his attempt to break a deadlock on a plan to address the M.T.A. deficit–that would keep the fundamental tenet of mayoral school control while increasing parental involvement. And as was the case during the M.T.A. debate, the conference is divided.
“We had about a four-hour conference on the subject with a lot of proposals,” Silver said outside his office today.

On School Control, Silver Takes the Middle Way